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Missouri Tigers at LSU Tigers - 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 -14 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC Network

The Missouri Tigers will travel to play the LSU Tigers in a SEC game in week 5.

The LSU Tigers are 2-2 (1-1) this season after losing to Auburn by a score of 18-13 in their last game. LSU had a lead in the fourth quarter but wasn’t able to hang on for the win, as Auburn won by kicking all field goals. The LSU offense is averaging 21 points per game with 191.8 rushing yards and 147.8 passing yards per game. Danny Etling is completing 56.3% of his passes for 433 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for LSU. Leonard Fournette has rushed for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Derrius Guice has rushed for 239 yards and 1 touchdown for the Tigers. Travin Dural has caught 14 passes for 142 yards and 1 touchdown, while Malachi Dupre has added 11 catches for 99 yards for LSU. The LSU defense is giving up 16.8 points per game with 116 rushing yards and 225.2 passing yards per game. Kendell Beckwith has led the LSU defense with 36 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Arden Key has added 21 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Colby Delahoussaye has gone 3-4 on field goal attempts for LSU, with a long of 29 yards.

Missouri Tigers at LSU Tigers - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Missouri Tigers are 2-2 (0-1) this season after beating Delaware State by a score of 79-0 in their last game. Missouri dominated this game by outgaining their opponent by over 500 total yards. The Missouri offense is averaging 44.5 points per game with 178.2 rushing yards and 391.2 passing yards per game. Drew Lock is completing 59.3% of his passes for 1508 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Missouri. Damarea Crockett has rushed for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Ish Witter has rushed for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tigers. J’Mon Moore has caught 26 passes for 434 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Emanuel Hall has caught 13 passes for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns for Missouri. The Missouri defense is giving up 18.8 points per game with 131.8 rushing yards and 236 passing yards per game. Michael Scherer has led the Tigers defense with 29 tackles and 1 interception, while Charles Harris has 13 tackles and 3 sacks. Tucker McCann has gone 4-6 on field goals this season for Mizzou, with a long of 46 yards.

Missouri is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 6-0 in Missouri’s last 6 road games. LSU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in LSU’s last 4 games.

LSU comes into this game after just firing their head coach and will have to focus in order to win this game and save their season. Missouri has played well this season and was one play away from starting SEC play with a 1-0 record, but let Georgia score on a 4th down late in the 4th quarter. LSU has a ton of talent, but they haven’t been able to live up to the hype in recent years. Missouri is a program on the rise that plays strong defense. I don’t think Missouri has the firepower on offense to make this an upset, and I am going with LSU to pull away late for the win.  

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LSU Tigers -12.5

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