Saturday, September 3, 2016
Camp Randall Stadium
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The LSU Tigers take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Camp Randall Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5. Last season the Tigers were 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Badgers had an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they were 6-7-0 against the spread.
LSU scored 32.8 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 43rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 12.4 passes on 23.2 attempts for a 53.6 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 180.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 105th in college football. The Tigers ran for an average of 256.8 yards per game on 42.1 attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per carry. That ranked them 7th in the nation. They also ran 65.3 plays per contest and averaged 6.7 yards per play for an average of 437.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 39th overall last season. The Tigers averaged 20.5 first downs per game which ranked them 66th in the country. They accumulated 64.5 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranked 24th in the nation.
LSU allowed 224.3 passing yards per game, ranking 66th in D-1, and they allowed 24.3 points per contest on defense, which ranked 41st. They gave up 19.7 completions on 34.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.3. The Tigers allowed 122.9 rushing yards per game on 32.2 carries for a 3.8 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 17th in the country. LSU allowed 347.2 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.1 penalties for 50.8 yards per game, ranking them 44th among D-1 teams.
Wisconsin averaged 26.8 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 81st in the country. In the passing department, they completed 19.4 passes per game on 32.2 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage. They threw for 228.3 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 59th in Division 1. The Badgers ran for an average of 150.3 yards per game on 39.4 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 96th on the ground. They also ran 71.6 plays per game and averaged 5.3 yards per play for a total of 378.6 yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country on offense. The Badgers got an average of 21.2 first downs per game, which ranked 57th in the nation. They averaged 53 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 75th in college football.
Wisconsin allowed an average of 172.9 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 7th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 13.7 points per contest, which had them ranked 1st in the nation. They gave up 14.8 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 49 per game. The Badgers allowed 95.6 rushing yards per contest on 30.5 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Wisconsin allowed 268.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranked 2nd in D-1. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.6 penalties for 66.8 yards in each contest, ranking 116th in the nation.
Brandon Harris finished his last game of last season with 254 yards through the air for LSU. He completed 13 passes out of 22 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Leonard Fournette, who finished with 212 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Malachi Dupre was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game LSU got a total of 23 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 8 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 638 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 384 yards on 40 attempts.
Joel Stave finished his last game of last season with 183 yards through the air for Wisconsin. He completed 16 passes out of 25 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Corey Clement, who finished with 66 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Alex Erickson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Wisconsin got a total of 22 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 14 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 394 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 177 yards on 46 attempts.
LSU Betting Trends
LSU were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
LSU had an ATS record of 6-6-0 last season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
Wisconsin had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/16/16 RB Leonard Fournette Ankle probable Saturday vs. Wisconsin
08/11/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
08/19/16 RB Corey Clement Hamstring probable Saturday vs. LSU
Tony's Pick: Take LSU
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