LSU vs. Western Kentucky - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-1) at LSU Tigers (6-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers -17 -- Over/Under: 66 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Saturday in Baton Rouge in week 8 college football action.
The LSU Tigers are off to a 6-0 start to the season and are coming off of a big win beating Florida last week to remain unbeaten. The LSU offense is averaging 37.3 points and 460.8 yards per game and they have turned the ball over just twice this season. LSU QB Brandon Harris has completed 59.3 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and he has rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Heisman Trophy frontrunner Leonard Fournette is LSU’s top rusher with 1202 yards and 14 touchdowns and Travin Dural has 19 catches and a touchdown and Malachi Dupre has 18 catches and four touchdowns. The LSU defense is allowing 23 points and 297.2 yards with six interceptions, one fumble recovery, and 17 sacks. Kendell Beckwith leads the Tigers with 41 tackles, Deion Jones has 41 tackles, and Lewis Neal has 30 tackles including 7.0 sacks. LSU has their showdown with Alabama in two weeks.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 6-1 this season and they have won their last four games. The Western Kentucky offense is averaging 44 points and 535.6 yards per game and they have turned the ball over six times. WKU QB Brandon Doughty has completed 74.1 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. D’Andre Ferby leads the Hilltoppers ground attack with 317 yards and six touchdowns and Taywan Taylor has 45 catches and 10 touchdowns and Jared Dangerfield has 42 catches and five touchdowns. The Western Kentucky defense is allowing 24 points and 439.3 yards per game with 10 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries, and nine sacks. T.J. McCollum leads WKU with 54 tackles, Mick Holt has 46 tackles, and Branden Lesten has 45 tackles. This is easily Western Kentucky’s toughest game of the season.
LSU is 5-1 against the spread in their last six October games and 5-1 against the spread after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Western Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
Western Kentucky is going to have trouble stopping the run but I see them putting points on the board so while it is a lean I will take the points with WKU.