Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Tiger Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 7 point favorites. This season the Crimson Tide are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-5-2 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Jalen Hurts finished with 164 yards through the air for Alabama last week. He completed 15 passes out of 25 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led in rushing by Damien Harris, who finished with 125 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. O.J. Howard was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Alabama got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 19 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 451 yards for the game. The Crimson Tide ran for 287 yards on 57 attempts.
Danny Etling finished with 204 yards passing for LSU last week. He went 19 for 28, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Leonard Fournette, who finished with 284 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 18 yards per rush. Malachi Dupre led the team in receiving with 52 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. LSU had 20 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 515 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 311 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Alabama scores 43.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.5 passes on 29 attempts for a 63.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 268.4 yards per game on 44.4 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry. That ranks them 10th in the nation. They also run 73.4 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 498 yards per game, ranking their offense 17th overall this season. The Crimson Tide average 22.9 first downs per game which ranks them 41st in the country. They accumulate 49.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 84th in the nation.
Alabama allows 204.4 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 14.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 4th. They give up 17.5 completions on 32.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.2. The Crimson Tide allow 70.8 rushing yards per game on 32.1 carries for an average of 2.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the country. Alabama allows 275.1 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 36.6 yards per game, ranking them 4th among D-1 teams.
LSU averages 29.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 61st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.7 passes per game on 25 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 183.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 240 yards per game on 35.4 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 60.4 plays per game and average 7 yards per play for a total of 423.9 yards per game, ranking them 51st in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 19.3 first downs per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. They average 47.3 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
LSU allows an average of 209.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.2 per game. The Tigers allow 104.1 rushing yards per contest on 35.9 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the country. LSU allows 313.9 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 13th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 43 yards in each contest, ranking 17th in the nation.
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 6-2-0 this season
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 0-5-2 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 OL Alphonse Taylor Concussion "?" Saturday vs. LSU
10/23/16 DB Eddie Jackson Leg out for season
09/29/16 QB Blake Barnett Personal has left team
10/30/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/14/16 S Rickey Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take LSU
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