The Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the LSU Tigers in Week 10 college football action this Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET. Both teams are coming off a bye week, with No. 8 Alabama (7-1, 5-0) looking to stay perfect in the SEC against No. 13 LSU (6-2, 4-1). Alabama is the favorite at on the spread, and the game has an over/under line of points.
Below, we take a closer look at Saturday’s Alabama vs. LSU matchup with info on the odds, betting lines, and player props for the Week 10 NCAA football game.
Nick Saban looking to cement his legacy at Alabama
Nick Saban coached LSU from 2000-04 and won a national championship. He’s won six national titles since taking over at Alabama in 2007. Last November, LSU scored a 32-31 overtime win over the Crimson Tide, which knocked Bama out of the SEC championship game and ended its hopes of a berth in the College Football Playoff. Saban is 12-5 against LSU as Alabama’s coach and went 4-1 against Bama when he was at LSU.
Jayden Daniels trying to build a Heisman case
The Tigers senior quarterback has totaled 30 touchdowns with 2,573 passing yards this season, and Jayden Daniels could move into poll position as a Heisman contender with a win in Tuscaloosa. Daniels is trailing Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy and Washington’s Michael Penix in Heisman odds. He was excellent in his last two outings against ranked opponents (Ole Miss and Missouri).
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LSU wide receivers versus Alabama secondary
With 1,713 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns through eight games, Malik Nabors and Brian Thomas Jr. are the primary weapons for Daniels in LSU’s passing attack. Sophomore Terrion Arnold and junior Kool-Aid McKinstry will likely draw the starting assignment on those prolific receivers, with senior Malachi Moore manning the slot. Alabama’s defense has limited big plays, with 6.2 yards per pass allowed, but opponents are completing 60.6% of their passes against the Tide.
Alabama’s offensive line versus LSU’s defensive front
Alabama hasn’t been up to its typical standards, with running backs averaging just 3.7 yards per carry this season. The Crimson Tide offensive line has struggled with true freshman Kadyn Proctor rotating with Elijah Pritchett at left tackle. That unit has allowed quarterback Jalen Milroe to take the fifth-most sacks (35) in the nation this season. However, the LSU pass rush has been a bit lackluster, with a 5.6% sack rate, and opponents are averaging 4.6 yards per carry against the Tigers.
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LSU vs. Alabama injury report
LSU ruled out cornerback Ashton Stamps, right tackle Emery Jones, and defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo ahead of the team’s win over Army two weeks ago. Stamps is expected to be a full go for Week 10. Receiver Chris Hilton Jr. returned from a two-game absence against Army.
Alabama got defensive back Malachi Moore back from an ankle injury two weeks ago against Tennessee. Tight-end CJ Dippre has been dealing with a leg injury. Linebacker Trezmen Williams is dealing with cracked ribs.