Now comes the hard part — a four-game set with the menacing Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rams allowed 26.6 PPG last season, and they lost a ton of experience on this side of the ball. Even worse, only one player out of those top five tacklers returns. Now, using his Tech Corner technique, Marshall has turned his attention to the latest college football odds for Week 1 and evaluated each matchup. I like the way Strider is pitching a heck of a lot more than what we’ve seen from Lynn.

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Worst of all, his whiff rate has continued to fall and that’s led to a 21% strikeout rate this month. We’ve always known Lynn to be unreliable when trying to pitch to contact, but the strikeouts have always come in bunches. While his results have been positive for L.A., there are still some issues beneath the surface. Lynn allowed 10 hits in his last start, something that may have been a long time coming. The right-hander’s expected batting average this month is up to .247, from .233 a month ago.

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It will be a neutral-site game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando and LSU is a 2.5-point favorite in the Week 1 college football odds according to the SportsLine Consensus. So which side should you be backing in the only top-10 matchup of the week, and who websites else should you be considering as you place your Week 1 college football bets? Before locking in any college football picks for Week 1 of the 2023 season, be sure to see the college football betting guide from legendary Vegas handicapper Bruce Marshall.

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Not only that, but the Rams also added two FBS O-line transfers from the portal in Chattanooga’s Brock Bethea and Boston College’s Kevin Pyne. Marshall has evaluated every other matchup and he’s found an alarming 19-9 trend that leads to an edge for one overlooked team. The good news here is the Dodgers’ offense is hotter than the Braves’ over the last two weeks. They’ve hit .292 with a strong .206 ISO, putting them fifth in wRC+ during that span. On the surface, things have been just fine — he’s pitched to a 2.03 ERA in five starts, earning the win in four of them. He’s walked just six batters, representing his best month of the season to date. It appears, for the moment, that Strider has returned to his elite form.

The right-hander has posted a season-low .166 xBA in August, the third-best month of his career. And while it’s come at the expense of some strikeouts, he’s still punching out 31.4% of batters. Ugh, this really stings, but I had so much faith in this Panthers team last season. The talent on the roster didn’t correlate with their 4-8 record, and they even led late in the fourth quarter against North Carolina.

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The bread and butter of this offense will always be its running game, so in this matchup against an FCS defense, I expect a lot of explosive runs. Quarterback Kasim Hill will be entering his seventh season of college football and will once again be handed the keys to this Rams offense for the third consecutive season. Los Angeles isn’t walking as much as it’s used to at 9%, though its 21.1% strikeout rate is right in line with what we’ve seen all season. Strider’s made one start against the Dodgers this season, and it may be worth looking into a bit.

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