LSU vs Auburn: Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online, Prediction, Picks, Spread, Football Game Odds

LSU vs. Auburn is one of the SEC’s best rivalries mainly because of its long and storied history of wild and unforgettable games. So it should come as no surprise that the 2022 edition of Tigers vs Tigers is also full of intrigue. LSU is coming off an emphatic 38-0 home victory over New Mexico, while Auburn narrowly escaped Missouri 17-14 in overtime in one of its weakest games of the season.

There is no doubt that this is a huge game on both sides. A road win over Auburn would keep the momentum going for Brian Kelly’s LSU squad after rebounding from a Week 1 heartbreaker against Florida State. Auburn coach Bryan Harsin, meanwhile, 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 most important storylines in the bout and make picks straight up and against the spread.

LSU vs. Auburn: I need to know

Auburn’s OL woes: 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 be successful, but now he’s on his third center against one of the best defensive fronts in the country. Auburn gave up 7.25 tackles for loss per game and 2.75 sacks per game, which is not a recipe for success. That’s a big reason why 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.

Jaden Daniels’ Quiet Success: The senior transfer from Arizona State has quietly put together one of the best seasons of any quarterback in the conference. He has not thrown an interception, ranks third in the conference in completion percentage (73%) and is second in rushing among signal-callers at 65.5 yards per game (which includes sack yards). It will be fascinating to see how Auburn’s front seven attacks him. Derrick Hall is a very good player and has talent as a quarterback on The Plains, but the front seven as a whole has not performed anywhere near as expected. LSU coach Brian Kelly has always been creative with how he uses his quarterback’s legs, so expect him to try to use Auburn’s front seven in a variety of ways.

The Harsin Factor: Harsin could have been fired as early as last Sunday if the Tigers had lost to Missouri, according to multiple reports, but the 17-14 overtime win probably didn’t do much to dissuade his detractors. The players aren’t going to quit — they want to win more than anyone else — but when so much turmoil swirls around programs, it can take a toll mentally and the season can spiral out of control. If Auburn comes up even, that spiral will likely continue.

How to watch LSU vs Auburn live

Date: Saturday, October 1 | time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn, Alabama
television: ESPN | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try Free)

LSU vs Auburn prediction, picks

I just don’t trust Auburn’s offense at all, especially against a fast and physical LSU front seven. What’s more, I don’t trust Harsin to use running back Tank Bigsby for four full quarters; he seemed to forget Bigsby existed after the first quarter of last week’s game. LSU will dominate in the trenches and tire out an Auburn team that just won’t be able to handle it. Prediction: LSU (-9)

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