Auburn at LSU - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (1-0) at LSU Tigers (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and LSU Tigers square off early Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
The Auburn Tigers look for a big win and to improve to 3-0 on the season. Jeremy Johnson is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. Johnson is tied with Johnny McCrary for the most picks thrown in the SEC. Ricardo Louis and Roc Thomas have combined for more than 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns while D'haquille Williams has five receptions. The Auburn Tigers ground game is averaging 177.5 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 240 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Auburn is allowing 22 points and 421.5 yards per game. Johnathan Ford leads the Tigers with 24 tackles, Cassanova McKinzy has four tackles for loss and Tray Matthews has an interception. Avery Young, Justin Garrett and Joshua Holsey are questionable.
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The LSU Tigers look to build on their impressive win over Mississippi State. Brandon Harris is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 71 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris hasn’t thrown a touchdown since week 5 of last season. DeSean Smith and Malachi Dupre have combined for more than 40 receiving yards while junior Travin Dural has four receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 266 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 159 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 19 points and 378 yards per game. Deion Jones leads the Tigers with 12 tackles, Rickey Jefferson has two pass deflections and Davon Godchaux has a sack. Isaiah Washington is questionable with an arm injury.
Auburn is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. LSU is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Anybody been impressed with Auburn in the first two games? There's a reason why the Tigers dropped so far in the polls despite a 2-0 start. Auburn could easily be 0-2 on the season, and now its going on the road to play a nasty defensive team that also has one of the top running backs in the land.
Eating nearly a touchdown is a little crazy, but LSU is easily the better team here and should cover when it's all said and done.