LSU vs. Missouri - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (2-2) at LSU Tigers (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday in Baton Rouge in Week 5 SEC College Football action.
The LSU Tigers are 2-2 this season and are coming off of a loss at Auburn that cost Head Coach Les Miles his job. The LSU offense is averaging 21 points, 191.8 rushing yards, and 147.8 passing yards per game and they have turned the ball over 7 times. Danny Etling has taken over at QB for the Tigers and he has completed 56.3 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. At running back for LSU Leonard Fournette has rushed for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns and Derrius Guice has 239 yards rushing and a touchdown and Travin Dural has 14 receptions and a touchdown and Malachi Dupre has 11 catches. The LSU defense is allowing 16.8 points and 341.2 yards per game with 3 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks. Kendell Beckwith leads the Tigers defense with 36 tackles, Jamal Adams has 30 tackles, and Arden Key has 6.5 sacks. LSU will be coached by Ed Orgeron on an interim basis for the rest of the season.
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The Missouri Tigers are 2-2 this season and they are still looking for their first SEC win of the year. Mizzou’s offense is averaging 44.5 points, 178.3 rushing yards, and 391.3 passing yards per game and they have turned the ball over 8 times. Tigers QB Drew Lock has completed 59.3 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Ish Witter leads the Missouri rushing attack with 209 yards and 2 touchdowns and Damarea Crockett has 210 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns while J’Mon Moore has 26 receptions and 6 touchdowns and Dimetrios Mason has 15 catches. The Tigers defense is allowing 18.8 points and 367.8 yards per game with 7 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, and 8 sacks. Michael Scherer is Mizzou’s top tackler with 29, Donavin Newsom has 27 tackles, and Thomas Wilson has 25 tackles. Missouri has fought tough but have come up just short against the tougher opponents.
LSU is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 SEC games. Missouri is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 SEC games, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 road games, and 1-6 against the spread following a win.
This is just way too many points in what looks to be a defensive game and look for Missouri to have no problem covering the point spread.