Georgia Southern vs LSU NCAA Football Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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The LSU Tigers host the Georgia Southern Eagles at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has LSU as 25.5 point favorites. The Tigers had an over/under record of 7-5-1 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread last year. The Eagles had an ATS record of 9-4-0 while their over/under record was 6-7-0.
Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Georgia Southern Eagles were 9-4-0 against the spread last year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers were 7-5-1 against the over/under last season
The LSU Tigers were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
08/09/19 QB Shai Werts Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Saturday vs LSU
08/02/19 DL Quan Griffin Suspension is doubtful Saturday vs LSU
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
08/12/19 QB Joe Burrow Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Georgia Southern
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Southern Eagles ran for 3,468 yards as a team last year, which ranked 8th in college football. They ran 638 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 61 times for 525 yards last season, which had them 107th in the country in penalties. They were 48th in the nation in points scored with 397. They ran 755 plays last season for 4,495 yards, which ranked them 129th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles averaged 6 yards per play, which was 46th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 218 1st downs last year, placing them 115th overall as an offensive unit.
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The Eagles rush defense allowed 464 attempts for 1,828 yards last year, putting them in 37th place in D-1 against the run. Georgia Southern committed 72 penalties for 607 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 31st in college football. They were 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 280. They surrendered a total of 4,644 yards on D, which was 44th in the country. The Eagles were ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses completed 239 passes on 386 attempts against the Georgia Southern Eagles defense last season, placing them 76th and 54th in Division 1. The Georgia Southern pass defense also gave up a total of 2,815 yards through the air, which was 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Georgia Southern Eagles attempted 21 field goals last season and made 20, which was 12th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 91%. Georgia Southern Eagles kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 last year. Their punters totaled 2,352 yards on 60 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That placed them 109th in Division 1 in punting average. Georgia Southern was ranked 104th in the nation in punt returns with 13 last year. They accumulated 156 punt return yards and averaged 12 yards per return, which was 30th in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 563 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Eagles averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,214.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers were 38th in the country in points scored with 421 last season. They ran 946 plays last year for 5,227 yards, which ranked them 63rd in Division 1 in total offense. The LSU Tigers averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 90th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 295 1st downs last season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground LSU ran for 2,257 yards, which ranked 59th in college football. They ran 559 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Tigers were penalized on offense 83 times for 794 yards last year, which had them 45th in the country in penalties.
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LSU was 28th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 283 last year. They gave up a total of 4,403 yards on D, which was 27th in D-1. The Tigers were 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses completed 224 throws on 449 attempts against the LSU defense last season, ranking them 45th and 106th in the nation. The LSU Tigers pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,601 yards in the air, which was 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 465 attempts for 1,802 yards last season, putting them in 34th place in the country against the run. The Tigers had 101 penalties for 906 yards on defense last year. That placed them 122nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
LSU was 72nd in the country in punt returns with 17 last season. They totaled 99 punt return yards and averaged 5.8 yards per return, which was 102nd in D-1. They returned 18 kicks for 445 yards on special teams, which put them 104th in kick return yardage. The LSU Tigers averaged 25 yards per kick return and they were 75th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,771. The Tigers tried 33 field goals last year and made 29, which was 2nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 88%. LSU kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,889 yards on 68 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranked them 30th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +25.5
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