The current College Football national championship odds for the LSU Tigers are . LSU is coming off a 10-4 season in Brian Kelly’s first year as the head coach, and they beat Alabama for just the second time in the past decade. The Tigers bring back Jayden Daniels to headline a high-powered offense and overhauled their back seven in the transfer portal. LSU fans will be hoping that combination of factors helps put this team into competition for the national championship.
LSU Tigers National Championship Odds & Futures 2023-2024
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As they continue to attempt to recapture the magic that led to a 15-0 championship season in 2019, the Tigers now arguably have their best roster since that title team. Brian Kelly didn’t take long to put LSU back in the picture last year, leading them to a 10-4 record and Citrus Bowl win in his first season as head coach, but he and LSU fans want more.
The offense is led by Jayden Daniels, a Heisman candidate at quarterback who is coming off a season with 28 total touchdowns and nearly 4,000 combined passing and rushing yards. The former Arizona State transfer has bulked up this offseason, which will allow him to hold up better in his high-impact, dual-threat role for the Tigers.
LSU’s defense could be special this season with Maason Smith returning from a torn ACL that kept him out of almost all of last season. He joins Harold Perkins and Mekhi Ringo on a dominant defensive line. With transfers added on the back end, defensive coordinator Matt House has a ton of talent to work with.
The season doesn’t afford LSU any time to take it easy as a neutral-site game against a loaded Florida State team will test their mettle early. All eyes will be on Tuscaloosa on November 4 as LSU will look to beat rival Alabama on their turf for just the second time since 2011. If LSU can find wins in those two big games, they might be on their way to the College Football Playoff.
LSU Tigers National Championship Odds Analysis
Outside of the aforementioned road game against Alabama, LSU is a projected favorite in every matchup this season. However, they will need to avoid the types of clunkers that hurt them last season – they had a 40-13 home loss to Tennessee and a 38-23 road loss to a bad Texas A&M team as 10-point favorites.
If LSU can avoid those types of losses this year, they have a great chance of making it to Atlanta again for the SEC Championship, where they lost 50-30 to Georgia last season. However, winning the SEC East could require a win in Tuscaloosa over an Alabama team that, while being written off by most, still has plenty of talent.
Keep an eye on wide receiver Malik Nabers as a potentially season-defining talent. The future NFL pro had 72 catches for 1,017 yards and three touchdowns last season, and he has shined throughout the offseason. Tight end Mason Taylor profiles as the second target in the offense after 414 yards and 3 touchdowns as a true freshman.
LSU ranked 48h in defensive EPA and 34th in points per game allowed, and a jump from good to great will depend on the transfers coming in. Linebacker Omar Speights (Oregon State) is coming off a First Team All Pac 12 season while defensive backs Duce Chestnut (Syracuse) and Zy Alexander (Southeastern Louisiana) are expected to make a huge impact.
Brian Kelly landed the sixth-best recruiting class and second-best transfer class in the country according to 247 Sports. That’s a lot of talent being added to what was already a great team. Is a national championship possible for LSU? In what could be a year of slight regression for Georgia and Alabama in the SEC, it’s certainly possible.
LSU Tigers Strengths & Weaknesses
- Jayden Daniels is a Heisman candidate at the most important position in the sport
- Maason Smith, Harold Perkins, and Mekhi Ringo are going to terrorize opposing offensive lines
- Revamped secondary with transfers and freshmen competing for starting roles
- Offensive line needs to improve in pass protection – 123rd in sack rate allowed last year
- Can Jayden Daniels stay healthy with such a heavy rushing workload?
- Who will step up as a pass-catcher outside of NFL-bound wide receiver Malik Nabers?