LSU Tigers Odds 2022: College Football Odds, Team Preview, Futures

Written By Brett Gibbons on September 4, 2022 - Last Updated on September 7, 2022
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The 2022 LSU Tigers will be recognizable in name only. They have 49 players in total turnover (30 out, 19 transfers in) and an entirely new coaching staff under one of the biggest splash hires this year Brian Kelly. Right off the bat, no one has a good grip on handicapping this team– not Phil Steele, not oddsmakers. LSU odds this year will be in major flux and are best left to a wait-and-see action. Nonetheless, we’re going to preview this team for 2022 anyways.

This page will serve as a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the LSU Tigers for the 2022 season. Where do they stand on college football odds tables under new direction?

Week 2 Odds: LSU vs. Southern (FCS)

No odds are yet available for this game.

LSU odds, 2022 team preview

If Kelly’s showed us anything during his long tenure at Notre Dame, it’s that he’s a terrific head coach with a really bad grasp on handling QB competition. Going into their bowl game in 2021, LSU was so depleted of players that they started a WR at QB. Now, they have three good ones competing for the starting job.

Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels got the start for LSU in their first game and appears to be the starter moving forward. However, don’t turn your back on Garrett Nussmeier, who got a lot of camp buzz from beat reporters about maybe being the starter. Daniels looked the part, but failed to get the ball to All American Kayshon Boutte early in the game. The frustration was clear.

Furthering the team frustration, star-in-the-making Maason Smith will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. While BJ Ojulari is a force of nature, having Smith inside on the DL would have been a major boost to this Tigers defense.

Kelly hired former assistant and Cincinnati OC Mike Denbrock as well as Chiefs’ LB coach Matt House as DC; House will transition LSU to a three-man front for this season. The defense is as big a question mark as the other positions, though the talent is there thanks to transfers.

LSU eases into their schedule, which should help with piecing everything together. After a neutral game against Florida State, LSU returns home to face Southern (FCS), Mississippi State, and New Mexico.

Players to watch

  • QB Garrett Nussmeier: Low grumblings surround Nussmeier being the starter over both Brennan and Daniels. Kelly has never handled QB competitions with ease and there’s a non-zero chance all three see action in some form this year. In limited action last year, Nussmeier only completed 50.9% of his passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • WR Kayshon Boutte: A serous ankle injury ended Boutte’s season early last year and kept him out of spring practice this year, but there’s no doubt he’s one of the top receivers in the nation. On just 38 receptions last year, Boutte hauled in nine touchdowns.
  • LB BJ Ojulari: Ojulari will be an interesting player to watch as he moves from a true defensive end to outside linebacker in House’s three-man system. He was a productive pass rusher last year, picking up a team-high seven sacks. Ojulari was awarded the prestigious No. 18 for LSU– a number coveted by Tigers and only given to those deserving.

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LSU schedule and betting odds

DateGameTime (ET)Spread
9/4/22vs. Florida State7:30 p.m.-3
9/10/22vs. Southern (FCS)7:30 p.m.OTB
9/17/22vs. Mississippi State6:00 p.m.-3.5
9/24/22vs. New Mexico7:30 p.m.OTB
10/1/22at AuburnTBA+1.5
10/8/22vs. TennesseeTBAOTB
10/15/22at FloridaTBA+3
10/22/22vs. Ole MissTBAOTB
11/5/22vs. AlabamaTBA+14.5
11/12/22at ArkansasTBA+2.5
11/19/22vs. UABTBAOTB
11/26/22at Texas A&MTBA+7.5
12/3/22SEC Championship4:00 p.m.

LSU Tigers futures odds

College football futures odds will continue to shift as the season progresses. Because of the length of college football schedules, futures odds may shift dramatically week-to-week.

LSU win total

For proof of concept that no one has a firm way to handicap LSU this season, their 2022 win total is over – a lateral step from where they were in 2021…

Odds to win 2023 National Championship

… However, LSU’s National Championship odds are far above other 6.5-win total programs at .

Odds to win SEC Championship

The Tigers are to win the SEC this season. Their SEC odds far exceed SEC West last-place projections from outlets like Phil Steele.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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