LSU vs. Auburn: Prediction, Pick, Broadcast, Football Match Odds, Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online

Over the years, the rivalry LSU vs. Auburn has been defined by many wild and unpredictable games and this season’s edition of Tigers vs. Tigers is also loaded with intrigue. LSU is coming off a resounding 38-0 home win over New Mexico, while Auburn narrowly escaped Missouri 17-14 in overtime in one of the sloppiest games of the season.

There is no doubt that this is a great game on both sides. A road win over Auburn will keep the momentum going for Brian Kelly’s LSU team after rebounding from the Week 1 heartthrob against Florida State. Meanwhile, Auburn coach Bryan Harsin would love to go 2-0 in conference play and show his detractors that there is hope he can turn things around.

Let’s break down the main stories in the matchup and make direct and counter-spread picks.

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Auburn OL Issues: Auburn’s offensive line has been terrible this year, regardless of quarterback. TJ Finley, Robby Ashford and Holden Geriner have been under relentless pressure this year. That has to change for Auburn to succeed, but now he’s at their third-row center against one of the best defensive fronts in the country. Auburn has allowed 7.25 tackles for loss per game and 2.75 sacks per game, which is not a recipe for success. It’s one of the main reasons the offense ranks 13th in the SEC in third-down conversions at 32%. If Auburn can’t block and can’t move the chains, it’s going to be a long night.

The silent success of Jayden Daniels: The senior transfer from Arizona State has quietly put together one of the best seasons of any quarterback in the conference. He hasn’t thrown an interception, ranks third in the conference in completion percentage (73%) and is second in rushing among sign-callers with 65.5 yards per game (which includes catch yards). It will be fascinating to see how Auburn’s front seven attack him. Derick Hall is a borderline stud and there is talent at linebacker in The Plains, but the seven forwards in his team haven’t performed anywhere near expectations. LSU coach Brian Kelly has always been creative with how he uses his quarterback’s legs, so expect him to try to exploit Auburn’s front seven in a variety of ways.

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Harsin factor: Harsin could have been fired last Sunday if the Tigers had lost to Missouri, according to various reports, but the 17-14 overtime victory probably didn’t do much to fend off his detractors. Players won’t give up, they want to win more than anyone else, but when programs get into so much turmoil it can take a mental toll and cause a season to spiral out of control. If Auburn comes out flat, that spiral is likely to continue.

How to watch LSU vs Auburn live

Date: Saturday October 1 | Weather: 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium — Auburn, Alabama
TV: ESPN | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it for free)

LSU vs Auburn Prediction, Picks

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I just don’t trust Auburn’s offense at all, especially against LSU’s quick, physical front seven. Furthermore, I don’t trust Harsin to use running back Tank Bigsby for four full quarters; he apparently forgot Bigsby existed after the first quarter of last week’s game. LSU will dominate in the trenches and wear down an Auburn team that just won’t be able to keep up. Prediction: LSU (-9)

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