LSU vs. Auburn - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (5-1) at LSU Tigers (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Tiger Stadium-LSU)
The Line: LSU Tigers +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some SEC conference action on the gridiron, as the #12 Auburn Tigers face off against the LSU Tigers from Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday.
The #12 Auburn Tigers will look to build on their solid 5-1 record which includes a 3-0 mark in SEC play after a 44-23 handling of Ole Miss in their last outing. Jarrett Stidham led the way under center, going 14 of 21 for 235 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Kerryon Johnson led the Auburn ground attack with 28 carries for a whopping 204 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, While Ryan Davis led the Tigers’ receiving corps with a pair of catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Darius Slayton caught a pair of passes of his own for 39 yards and a score, while Eli Stove added a team-high 3 grabs. Defensively, Derrick Brown and Jeff Holland combined for a sack as the lone highlight in the otherwise decent performance from the Auburn D, allowing 429 yards of total offense in the win.
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The LSU Tigers will look for yet another win over a ranked conference foe after taking down then #21 Florida by a final score of 17-16 in their last game. Danny Etling threw for 125 yards and a touchdown on 9 of 16 passing, while Russell Gage led LSU’s ground attack with 6 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown. Derrius Guice added 50 yards on a team-high 17 carries, and Darrel Williams added 12 carries for 35 yards. DJ Chark’s lone reception got his the team lead in receiving with 47 yards, while Williams caught a team-high 3 passes out of the backfield for 29 yards and Tory Carter caught the team’s only receiving TD in the win. Defensively, LSU combined for 4 sacks while allowing just 302 yards of total offense and a 2 for 9 mark on 3rd down against the Gators.
Auburn is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 conference games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. LSU is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 16-5-2 in their last 23 games overall. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
Even with their solid win at Florida, I’m still not sold on LSU as they struggle with their offense more often than not, and the offense may not be able to do enough to keep up with Auburn in this one. Auburn is a well-oiled machine offensively, with guys like Stidham and Johnson leading the charge. I just can’t see LSU hanging around with Auburn, so I’ll take Auburn to win the battle of the Tigers in decisive fashion here, especially with the line being as low as it is.