We’re less than 24 hours from LSU Football vs. Grambling State, and the major sportsbooks have no odds and betting lines posted. But why is that?
If you’re anything like me, Friday nights in September are for scouring odds and betting lines before kick-off on Saturday afternoon. Suffice it to say that next to an LSU Football win, turning a $20 parlay into $250 makes my weekend.
I’m at it again, looking through the major sportsbooks for the best odds for my money before midnight. It’s a process that includes reviewing the betting action that surrounds LSU’s matchup. Except this week, something is off.
There’s no betting lines posted for LSU Football vs. Grambling State. Why?
I assume most fans are in the same boat and wonder why none of the major sportsbooks have listed odds or lines for the Tigers vs. Tigers game. The answer isn’t perfect, but it’s understandable.
FCS vs. Power Five matchups are typically blowouts. As such, Saturday night in Death Valley is no exception.
LSU Football will beat Grambling State by a lot tomorrow. That’s not a knock on Grambling’s program or their player’s will to win. The reality is that the talent on the purple and gold sideline is monumentally better than that of their in-state Tigers’ brethren.
Sports betting is all about hitting on the underdogs and upsets because bettors make more money on that which is least likely to occur.
There is an alternate universe where Grambling State pulls off a historic win over an LSU Football team that is missing all scholarship players because Thanos snapped them out of existence. In that case, the 12 Grambling alumni who bet on the HBCU program to win the game would make a lot of money.
However, such a small quantity of bettors hardly makes the action worth the sportsbook’s time and energy. Nevertheless, there will be odds and betting lines for the LSU vs. Grambling game in the wee hours of the morning.
Last season, there were no odds or betting lines for the LSU vs. Southern games until the morning of kick-off. Then, WynnBet listed the Tigers as -47.5 point favorites and set the over/under at 58 points. As we know, LSU covered the spread with a 65-17 win.
If you are going to bet on LSU this weekend, I’d suggest hammering the outright win and the over. I know that I will.