Florida at LSU - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (6-0) at LSU Tigers (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and LSU Tigers square off early Saturday night in a battle of unbeatens at Tiger Stadium.
The Florida Gators look to remain undefeated by picking up their third road win of the year. Treon Harris is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Will Grier is suspended for the remainder of the season. Demarcus Robinson and Brandon Powell have combined for 582 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Antonio Callaway has 13 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 138.6 yards per contest, and Kelvin Taylor leads the way with 438 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 14.3 points and 296.3 yards per game. Antonio Morrison leads the Gators with 46 tackles, Jonathan Bullard has 4.5 sacks and Vernon Hargreaves, III has three interceptions. C'yontai Lewis is questionable.
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The LSU Tigers look to remain undefeated and pick up their third win over a ranked team. Brandon Harris is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 610 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has a touchdown pass in three of the five games this year. Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre have combined for 425 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Colin Jeter has four receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 346.4 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 22 points and 291.4 yards per game. Kendell Beckwith leads LSU with 33 tackles, Lewis Neal has four sacks and Deion Jones has two interceptions. Jalen Mills is questionable.
The Gators are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Gators are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Louisiana State and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
This line is crazy just because the Gators lost their starting quarterback. Treon Harris is an experienced player who actually causes more issues for defenses with his ability to run the football. Also, the Gators are winning games because of their defense that’s ranked 16th in the country in yards allowed. LSU is the team that will struggle offensively because it's the team that relies on one guy. Florida isn’t Eastern Michigan or these other schools that allow Fournette to run all over them.
This game could still go either way, which is why I’m taking the insane amount of points.