LSU at Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Bryant-Denny Stadium is the venue for the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 21 point favorites. The Crimson Tide are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Tigers are 3-4-1 ATS and their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 3-4-1 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
10/29/17 TE Caleb Roddy Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/29/17 OL Donavaughn Campbell Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/29/17 T K.J. Malone Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/29/17 LB Sci Martin Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/29/17 CB Xavier Lewis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/25/17 S Ed Paris Knee out for season
09/02/17 NT Tyler Shelvin Eligibility out for season
08/28/17 G Maea Teuhema Transferred out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
10/19/17 WR Donnie Lee Jr. Dismissed is out for season
10/12/17 OL Brandon Kennedy Ankle out indefinitely
10/03/17 DL Da'Shawn Hand Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The LSU Tigers have run for 1,730 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the nation. They've run 341 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 57 times for 522 yards so far this year, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 219. They have run 515 plays this year for 3,342 yards, which ranks them 84th in the nation in total offense. The Tigers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 158 1st downs this season, ranking them 87th overall as an offensive unit. Danny Etling has completed 93 throws while attempting 155 passes for a completion percentage of 60%. He has passed for 1,452 yards this year. He averages 10.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.6.
The Tigers rush defense has given up 268 attempts for 1,166 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 43 penalties for 300 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in Division 1. LSU is 30th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 160. They have given up a total of 2,554 yards on D, which is 24th in the nation. The Tigers are 31st in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 128 throws on 238 attempts against the LSU Tigers defense this season, ranking them 28th and 42nd in the country. The LSU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,388 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The LSU Tigers have tried 14 field goals this year and made 10, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. LSU Tigers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,375 yards on 35 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 105th in the NCAA in punting average. LSU is 80th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 186 punt return yards and average 16.9 yards per return, which is 6th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 243 yards on special teams, which puts them 121st in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,772.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide are 5th in Division 1 in points scored with 344. They have run 570 plays this season for 3,998 yards, which ranks them 85th in the nation in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 2,390 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 377 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 45 times for 377 yards so far this season, which has them 83rd in the nation in penalties. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 1,223 yards this season. He has completed 95 passes on 151 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.3. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 1st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 78. They have surrendered a total of 1,902 yards on D, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 138 passes on 251 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, placing them 47th and 65th in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also given up a total of 1,357 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 229 attempts for 545 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 36 penalties for 251 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 3rd in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 176 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 213 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 21 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,387. The Crimson Tide have attempted 19 field goals this season and made 14, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 946 yards on 25 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 123rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -21
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