LSU Tigers at Florida Gators - 10/11/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction
LSU Tigers (4-2) at Florida Gators (3-1)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Florida Gators -1 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators will play Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The LSU Tigers have lost two of their last three games and are hoping their offense can get back on track here. Freshman quarterback Brandon Harris is completing only 56.8 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and one interception, and he’s expected to play despite an ankle injury. A running back combination of Leonard Fournette and Kenny Hilliard has been LSU’s main source of offense, as they’ve produced more than 600 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Travin Dural is the Tigers big play receiver, as he’s racked up more than 500 receiving yards and five touchdowns. LSU is coming off a game against Auburn where it scored just one touchdown and had 280 total yards. Defensively, the LSU Tigers are allowing 17.7 points, 337.8 yards, and they’ve forced 13 turnovers and 11 sacks. Danielle Hunter leads LSU with 37 tackles and Ronald Martin has five passes broken up.
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The Florida Gators look to remain unbeaten at home and make a statement in the SEC with a win here. Despite Treon Harris being reinstated, Jeff Driskel will get the nod, and he’s completing 54.7 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and six interceptions. The Gators have to rely heavily on running back Matt Jones, who has 372 rushing yards and three touchdowns and is starting to find his groove a bit, rushing for more than 100 yards in two of his last three games. Demarcus Robinson leads Florida with 25 receptions, but he has just four combined catches in his last two games. The Gators have won 23 straight when scoring more than 21 points. Defensively, the Florida Gators are allowing 20.3 points, 363.3 yards, and they’ve forced 15 turnovers and 12 sacks. Antonio Morrison leads Florida with 32 tackles and Bryan Cox, Jr. has three sacks.
The Tigers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Both offenses have been brutal and both teams rely heavily on defense. Considering the under has hit in 13 of the last 18 meetings between these two teams, that's my play. This will be an ugly game that comes down to the wire.