Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU Tigers - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) at LSU Tigers (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to play the LSU Tigers in a SEC College Football Battle on Saturday.
The LSU Tigers are 5-2 (3-1) this season after beating Ole Miss by a score of 38-21 in their last game. LSU has won 3 straight games and is currently 4th in the SEC West standings. The LSU offense is averaging 29.9 points per game with 239.9 rushing yards and 183.9 passing yards per game. Danny Etling is completing 60.5% of his passes for 1129 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for LSU. Leonard Fournette has rushed for 670 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Derrius Guice has rushed for 621 yards and 7 scores for the Tigers. Travin Dural has caught 24 passes for 246 yards and 1 touchdown, while Malachi Dupre has added 23 catches for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns for LSU. The LSU defense is giving up 15 points per game with 104.1 rushing yards and 209.7 passing yards per game. Kendell Beckwith has led the LSU defense with 69 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Arden Key has added 34 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks. Colby Delahoussaye has gone 5-7 on field goals for LSU, with a long of 44 yards.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-0 (5-0) this season after beating Texas A&M by a score of 33-14 in their last game. Alabama has dominated teams this season and is first in the SEC West standings. The Alabama offense is averaging 43.9 points per game with 268.4 rushing yards and 229.6 passing yards per game. Jalen Hurts is completing 63.1% of his passes for 1549 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Alabama. Damien Harris has rushed for 697 yards and 1 touchdown, while Jalen Hurts has added 521 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns for Alabama. Calvin Ridley has caught 43 passes for 504 yards and 5 touchdowns, while O.J. Howard has added 22 catches for 278 yards and 2 scores for the Crimson Tide. The Alabama defense is giving up 14.9 points per game with 70.1 rushing yards and 204.4 passing yards per game. Reuben Foster has led the Crimson Tide defense with 53 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks, while Minkah Fitzpatrick has added 36 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Adam Griffith has gone 10-15 on field goals, with a long of 48 yards.
Alabama is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 November games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 4-0 in Bama’s last 4 road games. LSU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 November games. The under is 5-0-2 LSU’s last 7 home games. The under is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
This should be a very entertaining game between two very good teams. With this game being at LSU, they have a chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the year. Alabama has been so good this season on offense, while both defenses are very strong. As much as I want to say LSU will be able to compete, I don’t think any team in the country can hang with Alabama.