LSU at Alabama - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (7-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -7 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The LSU Tigers look to remain unbeaten and win their fourth straight road game. Brandon Harris is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,098 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre have combined for 823 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Tyron Johnson has four receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 309.1 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 22.6 points and 315.9 yards per game. Kendell Beckwith leads the Tigers with 51 tackles, Jamal Adams has three interceptions and Lewis Neal has seven sacks.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their fourth victory over a ranked team this season. Jake Coker is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,623 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Coker has two touchdown passes in his last three games. ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley have combined for 856 receiving yards and five touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 26 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 188.5 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 16.4 points and 275.8 yards per game. Reggie Ragland leads the Crimson Tide with 71 tackles, Eddie Jackson has five interceptions and Jonathan Allen has six sacks. Blake Barnett is questionable.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Crimson Tide are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games in November. The Tigers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Alabama.
It's not the physical teams that Alabama has trouble with, it's the spread teams. LSU doesn't fall in that box. I look for the Crimson Tide to win and cover this game.