Georgia Bulldogs (6-0) at LSU Tigers (5-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Tiger Stadium-LSU)
The Line: LSU Tigers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers meet Saturday in college football action at Tiger Stadium.
The Georgia Bulldogs look for their third road victory to remain in the SEC title and college football playoff conversation. The Georgia Bulldogs have won six of their last seven road games. Jake Fromm is completing 72.8 percent of his passes for 1,200 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. Fromm has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley have combined for 597 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jeremiah Holloman has eight receptions. The Georgia Bulldogs ground game is averaging 245.1 yards per contest, and Elijah Holyfield leads the way with 432 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Georgia is allowing 13 points and 283.2 yards per game. Richard LeCounte leads the Georgia Bulldogs with 33 tackles, D'Andre Walker has four sacks and Deandre Baker has two interceptions.
The LSU Tigers look to remain unbeaten at home to remain in the SEC title conversation. The LSU Tigers have won each of their last six home games. Joe Burrow is completing 53.9 percent of his passes for 1,215 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Burrow has one or less touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Justin Jefferson and Stephen Sullivan have combined for 512 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dee Anderson has 12 receptions. The LSU Tigers ground game is averaging 190 yards per contest, and Nick Brossette leads the way with 576 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, LSU is allowing 17 points and 343.3 yards per game. Devin White leads the LSU Tigers with 53 tackles, Grant Delpit has three sacks and Greedy Williams has two interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Tigers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The road team is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
This line kind of feels like reaction to LSU losing to the Florida Gators last week, as many were riding the Tigers bandwagon before that result. Sure, LSU still has issues throwing the football and can be painful to watch offensively, but this is also a physical defense that plays hard and has some quality wins under their belt this season. One loss doesn't change my whole outlook of a team. The Georgia Bulldogs have been running through teams up to this point and have earned their respect as a national title contender, but they also have had a subpar schedule and have yet to be tested. Winning in Tiger Stadium and going up against that LSU defense is different than Missouri, Tennessee and other lower tier SEC programs. I like the value of the points here, especially with me getting the hook.