Cheez-Its Citrus Bowl Prediction & Odds
LSU opened as 6-point favorites in Monday night’s Cheez-It Citrus Bowl but given all the opt-outs facing the Purdue program, the Tigers are now laying 15.5.
Is that too many points or will LSU hammer Purdue at 1:00 p.m. ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
282 LSU Tigers (-15.5) at 281 Purdue Boilermakers (+15.5); o/u 54.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 2, 2022
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
LSU vs. Purdue Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 57% of bets are on Purdue. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
LSU Tigers Game Notes
Jayden Daniels announced Thursday via his personal twitter that he will return to LSU next season. Daniels completed 254-of-371 passes for 2,774 yards, 16 touchdowns and three interceptions to go along with 180 carries for 818 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground in 13 games during the 2022 campaign. Daniels will return to LSU as one of the top quarterbacks in the country and should be good to go for the team's bowl game against Purdue.
Purdue Boilermakers Game Notes
Aidan O'Connell is expected to announce Thursday that he will opt out of Purdue's Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl game against LSU in preparation for the 2023 NFL Draft, Pete Thamel of ESPN.com reports. The sixth-year senior wrapped up his final season at Purdue with a bang, completing 320 of 499 pass attempts for 3,490 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Austin Burton and Michael Alaimo will be the top candidates to start at quarterback in the Citrus Bowl.
LSU vs. Purdue Betting Trends
Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 bowl games
Over is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 games overall
Over is 6-0 in Boilermakers last 6 Bowl games
Under is 7-2 in Boilermakers last 9 games following a straight up loss
LSU vs. Purdue Betting Prediction
The Tigers are 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games following an ATS loss, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven bowl games. On the other side, the Boilermakers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a loss of more than 20 points and are 0-6 ATS in their last six games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
CHEEZ-IT CITRUS BOWL PREDICTION: LSU TIGERS -15.5