Florida vs. LSU - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (3-2) at Florida Gators (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators +1.5 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in the Swamp in week 6 SEC college football action.
The Florida Gators bounced back from their first loss of the season by sleep walking past Vanderbilt to raise their record to 4-1. The Florida offense is averaging 28.4 points and 407.2 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 5 times. Austin Appleby has taken over as the Gators QB completing 61.1 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jordan Scarlett is UF’s top rusher with 274 yards and 4 touchdowns while DeAndre Goolsby has 22 catches and 1 touchdown and Antonio Callaway has 20 receptions and 2 touchdowns. The Florida defense is allowing 11.6 points and 230.4 yards per game with 8 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, and 19 sacks. Jarrad Davis leads the Gators with 40 tackles, Alex Anzalone has 32 tackles, and Marcus Maye has 29 tackles. Florida needs a statement game after losing their big test at Tennessee.
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The LSU Tigers are 3-2 this season and are trying to make a run after starting the season slow. The LSU offense is averaging 25.2 points and 398.4 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 7 times. Tigers QB Danny Etling has completed 58.4 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Derrius Guice has rushed for 402 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Tigers and Leonard Fournette has rushed for 386 yards and 2 touchdowns while Travin Dural leads LSU with 18 catches with a touchdown and Malachi Dupre has 15 catches. The LSU defense is allowing 14.8 points and 326 yards per game with 4 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, and 16 sacks. Kendell Beckwith is LSU’s top tackler with 45, Jamal Adams has 34 tackles, and Duke Riley has 33 tackles. LSU has just one of their losses in the SEC so there is plenty of time to save their season but it would need a win here.
Florida is 1-4 against the spread following a win, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games, and 7-3 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. LSU is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games, 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 SEC games, and 5-11 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last 5 meetings of these two teams.
The line for this one still looks to be sketchy meaning it is really just coming oout but LSU appears be a mild road favorite. This one should be a defensive show with both units well ahead of the offenses and I see the under being the best play on the board in this game that really could go either way as far as the winner.