Western Kentucky at LSU - 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: 66.5 See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and LSU Tigers meet Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for their fourth road win to create a five-game winning streak. Brandon Doughty is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 2,709 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Doughty has four or more touchdown passes in his last four games. Taywan Taylor and Nicholas Norris have combined for The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 128.2 yards per contest, and D'Andre Ferby leads the way with 317 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, WKU is allowing 24 points and 438.1 yards per game. TJ McCollum leads the Hilltoppers with 54 tackles, Prince Charles Iworah has three interceptions and Joe Brown has five pass deflections. D'Andre Ferby is questionable and Tyler Higbee is doubtful.
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The LSU Tigers look to remain unbeaten and continue to climb up the college football polls. Brandon Harris is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 812 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural have combined for 605 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Colin Jeter has five receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 325.5 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 1,202 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 23 points and 297.2 yards per game. Kendell Beckwith leads the Tigers with 41 tackles, Deion Jones has two interceptions and Lewis Neal has seven sacks.
The Hilltoppers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October.
This could be a little bit of a letdown spot for the LSU Tigers after beating the Florida Gators in a tough, emotional battle. Also, Western Kentucky has one of the top quarterbacks in the country who is more than capable of keeping the Hilltoppers in this game. I don't love this matchup at all, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points.
Doughty is worth taking a chance on here.