Syracuse at LSU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The LSU Tigers host the Syracuse Orange at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has LSU as 23 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53. The Tigers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-1-1 against the spread. The Orange have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-3-0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The LSU Tigers are 1-1-1 against the spread
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/18/17 WR Ervin Phillips Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. LSU
09/17/17 CB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. LSU
09/17/17 DE Jake Pickard Knee "?" Saturday vs. LSU
09/17/17 WR Jamal Custis Arm "?" Saturday vs. LSU
09/17/17 OL Samuel Clausman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. LSU
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility out for season
08/29/17 C Donnie Foster Left Team out for season
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
09/18/17 DT Edwin Alexander Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/18/17 DE Neil Farrell Jr. Targeting Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss the 1st half Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 LB Andre Anthony Foot "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 TE Caleb Roddy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 OL Donavaughn Campbell Foot "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 LB Donnie Alexander Targeting Suspension ejected last game, expected to miss the 1st half Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 DE Frank Herron Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 DB Kristian Fulton Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 DE Rashard Lawrence Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/17/17 LB Sci Martin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/07/17 WR Dee Anderson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/02/17 NT Tyler Shelvin Eligibility out for season
08/28/17 G Maea Teuhema Transferred out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Syracuse Orange have run for 581 yards as a team, which ranks 44th in college football. They've run 134 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 17 times for 172 yards so far this season, which has them 65th in the country in penalties. They are 32nd in the nation in points scored with 114. They have run 265 plays this season for 1,473 yards, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in total offense. The Orange average 5.6 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Eric Dungey averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 73 passes on 113 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.2. He has thrown for 787 yards this season.
The Orange rush defense has allowed 97 attempts for 253 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in D-1 against the run. Syracuse has committed 22 penalties for 219 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 111th in college football. They are 42nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 912 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Orange are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 57 passes on 109 attempts against the Syracuse Orange defense this season, placing them 71st and 101st in Division 1. The Syracuse pass defense has also given up a total of 659 yards through the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 3rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Syracuse Orange kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 645 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 15th in Division 1 in punting average. Syracuse is ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 30 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 292 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Orange average 32 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,795.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 80th in the country in points scored with 79. They have run 197 plays this year for 1,203 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. The LSU Tigers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 52nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 61 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground LSU has run for 651 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in college football. They've run 132 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. LSU has been penalized on offense 30 times for 272 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. Danny Etling has passed for 535 yards this year. He's completed 35 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.7. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
LSU is 34th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 47. They have given up a total of 804 yards on D, which is 28th in D-1. The Tigers are 43rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 42 throws on 79 attempts against the LSU defense this season, ranking them 37th and 43rd in the nation. The LSU Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 456 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 89 attempts for 348 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. The Tigers have had 14 penalties for 98 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
LSU is 63rd in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 99 punt return yards and average 19.8 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 133 yards on special teams, which puts them 79th in kick return yardage. The LSU Tigers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,435. The Tigers have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 69th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. LSU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 442 yards on 11 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 84th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -23
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