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LSU at UCLA Picks & Betting Tips – Tigers To Take Bite Out Of Bruins

  • LSU at UCLA tips for Saturday, September 4
  • Matchup gets underway at 20:00 ET at the Rose Bowl
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LSU at UCLA Picks & Betting Tips


LSU can make a winning start to 2021 as they look to put their 2020 struggles firmly behind them.

This game could be all about turnovers. UCLA had the second-most turnovers in the conference last season.

LSU are good at forcing them and in Max Johnson they have a reliable QB who is careful with the football.

The Tigers are unlikely to run away with this, but they could cover on their way to victory.

  • LSU are 15-3 all-time against Pac-12 teams
  • LSU are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall
  • LSU are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Saturday games
  • LSU ranked #6 nationally in takeaways last season (22)
  • LSU ranked #9 national in turnover margin last season (+9)
  • UCLA gave up 30.7 points per game last season

Head To Head


  • This is the first meeting between LSU & UCLA

LSU Form


LSU were always going to experience a dip after the 2019 national championship-winning season.

The Tigers lost a bunch of offensive talent so it was no surprise that they failed to challenge for the playoffs.

What was something of a surprise was them needing to win the last two games to avoid a losing record.

The Tigers finished 5-5 but there is plenty of reason for optimism heading into 2021.

Max Johnson may not be Joe Burrow, but he does not make many mistakes and that makes him a safe pair of hands at QB.

Johnson is supported by some experienced running backs, while the defense welcomes back to of the best DBs in the college game.

This should be a much better season for LSU and they could enjoy a winning start against LSU.

UCLA Form


Time could be running out for UCLA head coach Chip Kelly. He has overseen three straight losing seasons.

The Bruins are yet to win five games in a season too, so the pressure is firmly on them.

Unlike LSU, they have already kicked off their season having faced Hawaii in Week 0. UCLA raced out of the blocks with 24 first-quarter points as they ran over Hawaii, 44-10.

The run game was the key as Zach Charbonnet and Brittain Brown combined for 184 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

They had to shine too because Dorian Thompson-Robinson underwhelmed. The QB had only a 50% completion rate for just 130 yards and a score.

Defensively this is a solid group that led the conference in sacks last season. They will hope that if they can get to Johnson they can unsettle him and force uncharacteristic errors.

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Verdict

UCLA are unlikely to be a pushover here and LSU’s preparations have been hit by the hurricane.

The Tigers are poised to get back on track after a poor 2020 season though. They can win the turnover battle here and edge out the Bruins.

Best Bet: LSU -3.0 Spread @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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