Saturday, October 8, 2016
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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The LSU Tigers take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 1 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-5-0. The Gators have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Danny Etling finished with 216 yards through the air for LSU last week. He completed 19 passes out of 30 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Derrius Guice, who finished with 163 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. D.J. Chark was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game LSU got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 19 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 634 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 418 yards on 52 attempts.
Austin Appleby finished with 144 yards passing for Florida last week. He went 19 for 28, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Gators were led on the ground by Jordan Scarlett, who finished with 55 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. C'yontai Lewis led the team in receiving with 39 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Florida had 15 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 236 yards for the contest. The Gators ran for 92 yards on 35 carries as a team.
LSU scores 25.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 94th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 25.8 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 161.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 116th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 237.8 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 6.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also run 63.4 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 399.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 81st overall this season. The Tigers average 19.6 first downs per game which ranks them 94th in the country. They accumulate 46.6 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 97th in the nation.
LSU allows 217.8 passing yards per game, ranking 52nd in D-1, and they allow 14.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 18 completions on 32.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Tigers allow 108.2 rushing yards per game on 35.8 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 19th in the country. LSU allows 326 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.2 penalties for 45.8 yards per game, ranking them 28th among D-1 teams.
Florida averages 28.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 74th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.2 passes per game on 34.6 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 246.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The Gators run for an average of 160.8 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 79th on the ground. They also run 72.2 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 407.2 yards per game, ranking them 78th in the country on offense. The Gators get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. They average 74.4 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 20th in college football.
Florida allows an average of 139.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 5th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 11.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 9.2 completions on 23.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 39 per game. The Gators allow 90.6 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 2.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the country. Florida allows 230.4 total yards per game for an average of 3.9 yards per play, which ranks 2nd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 41.4 yards in each contest, ranking 9th in the nation.
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 0-5-0 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Florida Betting Trends
Florida is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Florida has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 RB Leonard Fournette Ankle "?"
10/02/16 T Toby Weathersby Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/11/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
10/02/16 QB Luke Del Rio Knee "?"
09/30/16 DL Joey Ivie Thumb out indefinitely
09/15/16 LB Jeremiah Moon Thumb out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Dre Massey Knee out for season
08/19/16 DB C.J. McWilliams ACL out for season
08/11/16 OL Antonio Riles Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take LSU
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