Georgia vs LSU NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 12/7/2019
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -3.5
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the site where Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers will play the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. The spread on this contest has LSU as 3.5-point favorites. The Bulldogs are 7-5-0 ATS and 3-9-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 8-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Georgia Bulldogs played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and ended up getting the victory by a score of 52-7. D'Andre Swift led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 73 yards by way of 10 carries which had him averaging 7.3 yards per run. Tyler Simmons was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 52 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 17.3 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Jake Fromm who went 14/29 with 254 yards through the air and completed 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Bulldogs ran the ball 40 times and racked up 219 yards which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per carry. For the game, the Bulldogs earned a total of 26 1st downs and they had 0 penalties for 0 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. On the day, they ran 72 plays for 500 yards. In terms of defense, Georgia allowed 5 completions on 21 attempts totaling 40 yards, and a completion percentage of 23.8%. On the ground, the Bulldogs allowed 99 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 139 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 11-1 for this year. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the Southeastern Conference and 54th in the country with 5,058 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 32.9 points per contest, which has them at 40th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 200.9 yards on the ground per game which is 5th in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 10.4 points per game ranking them 1st in the Southeastern Conference. In terms of rushing yards, Georgia is allowing 71.3 yards per game ranking them 1st in the Southeastern Conference and 2nd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per carry putting them 1st in the SEC and 4th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 856 yards rushing through 12 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs have allowed 2,647 yards. Opponents are completing 55.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.4 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the LSU Tigers faced the Texas A&M Aggies and earned the victory by a score of 50-7. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he ran for 1 TD in the game. He scurried for 87 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Ja'Marr Chase was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 197 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 28.1 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Joe Burrow who went 23/32 with 352 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 37 times and earned a total of 139 yards which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 73 plays for 564 yards. For the contest, the Tigers earned 31 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 72 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, LSU allowed 11 catches on 34 attempts totaling 97 yards, and a completion percentage of 32.4%. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 72 yards on 26 runs which is an average of 2.8 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 169 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 12-0. LSU has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 171.6 rushing yards per contest, putting them 56th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,059 yards rushing through 12 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Tigers average 561.6 yards per contest overall which has them at 2nd in D-1 and 1st in the conference. The Tigers are allowing 22.1 points per game ranking them 8th in the SEC and 32nd in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are conceding 221.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers are currently ranked 9th in the Southeastern Conference. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 265 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 125.3 yards per game which puts them at 28th in college football and 4th in the SEC. This year, they have allowed 1,504 yards on the ground and 10.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +3.5
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