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Early betting lines set for LSU-Texas A&M game on rivalry week

On3 Staff Report11/19/22
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The annual showdown between LSU and Texas A&M will carry a little more weight for the Tigers this year than normal, with LSU in the hunt for one of the four coveted College Football Playoff spots. Las Vegas has released its early lines for the LSU-Texas A&M game.

LSU will go into the game favored by 8.5 points, according to consensus lines listed by VegasInsider.com.

At 9-2, LSU sits at No. 6 in the current College Football Playoff rankings, knowing at least one of the teams in front of it will lose. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan will meet on rivalry week, and it’s possible the loser will slip below the Tigers.

First things first, though. LSU must take care of business against Texas A&M.

The Aggies managed to snap a six-game losing skid on Saturday after a shaky start in a game against UMass on Saturday. Texas A&M wasn’t particularly dominant offensively — scoring has been an ongoing issue this season — but managed to limit the Minutemen to just 168 total yards in the game.

Texas A&M has managed to become more competitive in the series of late after a seven-game winning streak by LSU from 2011-2017. The last four meetings have been split 2-2, with LSU claiming last year’s contest with a 27-24 win.

The Tigers will be hoping to begin another winning streak this year, which would allow LSU to go to the SEC Championship Game against Georgia with momentum.

Quarterback Jayden Daniels has really hit his stride in recent weeks. Through 10 games he had recorded 2,080 yards passing with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions, while also leading LSU in rushing with 629 yards and 10 touchdowns.

First-year coach Brian Kelly has done a remarkable job in Baton Rouge as he’s figured out Daniels and the offense, clinching an SEC title game appearance just one year after LSU fired national title-winning coach Ed Orgeron and stumbled to a 6-6 finish in 2021.

The LSU-Texas A&M game will kick off at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 26, with a national broadcast on ESPN.