LSU at South Carolina - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (4-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks +13.5 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks square off Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The LSU Tigers look to remain undefeated and get their third road victory. Brandon Harris is completing 54.1 percent of his passes for 382 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris is currently 12th in the SEC in completion percentage. Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural have combined for 242 receiving yards and one touchdown while Colin Jeter has four receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 334 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 864 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 21.5 points and 293.5 yards per game. Deion Jones leads the Tigers with 29 tackles, Lewis Neal has three sacks and Jamal Adams has two interceptions. Dillon Gordon, Tashawn Bower are questionable while Jalen Mills is doubtful.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks could use a big win here to get back to a .500 record. Lorenzo Nunez is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 374 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Nunez is coming off a three-interception performance. Pharoh Cooper and Jerell Adams have combined for 386 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Carlton Heard has five receptions. The South Carolina Gamecocks ground game is averaging 190.2 yards per contest, and Nunez leads the way with 299 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, South Carolina is allowing 25.8 points and 388.8 yards per game. Skai Moore leads the Gamecocks with 52 tackles, Dante Sawyer has 2.5 sacks and T.J. Holloman has two interceptions. Alan Knott, Connor Redmond and Deebo Samuel is questionable.
The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Gamecocks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are trash this season and has a defense that couldn't stop a nose bleed. That's bad news with Fournette coming to town. While big chalk in an SEC game is something I usually shy away from, I'm just not sure how the Gamecocks keep this game close.