Auburn vs LSU NCAA Football Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Tiger Stadium is the site where Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers will play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday. Auburn opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. Auburn is 6-1-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. LSU is 5-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Auburn Tigers faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and ended up getting the win by a score of 51-10. Kam Martin led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 52 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 84 yards on 10 carries which meant he averaged 8.4 yards per run. Seth Williams led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 90 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 22.5 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 12/17 with 176 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Tigers rushed the ball a total of 51 times and added 298 yards which earned them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they finished with a total of 70 plays which gave them a total of 491 yards. For the contest, the Tigers racked up 24 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Auburn allowed 19 completions on 40 throws for a total of 182 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.5%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 234 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Tigers allowed 52 yards on 28 attempts which means they had an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Tigers head into this matchup 6-1 in 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 36.3 points per contest, putting them 23rd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 240.1 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the SEC. For total yards, they currently sit at 7th in the SEC and 43rd in the country with 3,036 yards. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 17.1 points per game putting them 5th in the conference. When talking about rushing yards, Auburn is giving up 94.3 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the SEC and 12th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the Southeastern Conference and 20th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 660 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 1,355 yards. Teams are completing 55.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the LSU Tigers played the Mississippi State Bulldogs and won 36-13. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Joe Burrow who went 25/32 with 327 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Clyde Edwards-Helaire paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 53 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Justin Jefferson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 89 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 11.1 yards per catch for the game. The Tigers rushed the ball a total of 25 times and totaled 86 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per run. In the game, they ran 60 plays which added up to 413 yards. For the contest, the Tigers earned 21 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 88 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, LSU allowed 17 completions on 28 attempts for a total of 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.7%. For this contest, they gave up 340 yards and earned 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 102 yards on 37 runs which is an average of 2.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 7-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers have one of the best offenses in college football. LSU needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 154.3 rushing yards per game, putting them 80th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,080 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Tigers average 540 yards per game overall putting them 3rd in college football and 1st in the conference. The Tigers are conceding 20 points per game which puts them at 6th in the conference and 26th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are conceding 226.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 10th in the SEC. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 140 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 94.6 yards per game ranking them 13th in D-1 and 3rd in the SEC. For the 2019 season, they have given up 662 yards rushing and 2.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Auburn college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU -7.5
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