LSU at Vanderbilt NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Riley Neal and the Vanderbilt Commodores play the LSU Tigers at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Vanderbilt opens this game as 19.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 57. The Tigers are 2-1-0 ATS and 3-0-0 when betting on the total. The Commodores are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-2-0 against the spread.
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
09/15/19 DE Rashard Lawrence Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Vanderbilt
09/13/19 WR Dee Anderson Suspension is out for season
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
09/15/19 WR Amir Abdur-Rahman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/15/19 OL Devin Cochran Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/15/19 DB Frank Coppet Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/15/19 RB Jamauri Wakefield Leg is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/15/19 OL Saige Young Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs LSU
09/15/19 DL Eddie Zinn-Turner Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs LSU
In their last contest, the LSU Tigers played the Northwestern State Demons and won by a score of 65-14. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Joe Burrow who went 21/24 with 373 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Clyde Edwards-Helaire paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he added 2 touchdowns during the game. He scurried for 50 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per run. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 124 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 24.8 yards per reception for the game. The LSU Tigers rushed the ball a total of 34 times and racked up 123 yards which earned them an average of 3.6 yards per carry. In all, they totaled 67 plays for a total of 611 yards. For the contest, the Tigers had a total of 31 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, LSU conceded 23 catches on 41 attempts totaling 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.1%. In the game, they conceded 278 yards and earned 0 takeaways. In the running game, the Tigers conceded 46 yards on 23 runs which gave them an average of 2.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the SEC and 7th in Division 1 with 1,656 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 55 points per contest, putting them 4th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 115.7 rushing yards per game which is 13th in the SEC. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 18.3 points per contest which has them at 7th in the Southeastern Conference. In discussing rushing yards, LSU is allowing 80.3 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the Southeastern Conference and 21st in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.4 yards per rush which has them at 2nd in the SEC and 15th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 241 rushing yards through 3 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have conceded 1,309 yards. Teams are completing 59% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Vanderbilt Commodores faced the Purdue Boilermakers and lost 42-24. Leading the way at QB for the Commodores was Riley Neal who went 24/35 with 378 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 56 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per run. Chris Pierce led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 133 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 44.3 yards per reception for the game. The Vanderbilt Commodores ended up running the ball 27 times and added 71 yards which gave them an average of 2.6 yards per carry. Overall, the Commodores earned a total of 23 first downs and they had a total of 13 infractions for 100 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In the game, they totaled 75 plays which added up to 491 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Vanderbilt gave up 34 catches on 52 attempts totaling 509 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.4%. In the running game, the Commodores gave up 34 yards on 17 runs which gave them an average of 2.0 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 543 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Commodores come into this game with a record of 0-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Commodores have one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. Vanderbilt hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 93.5 yards on the ground per game, putting them 118th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 187 yards rushing through 2 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Commodores average 358 yards per game overall which has them at 92nd in D-1 and 14th in the SEC. The Commodores are giving up 36 points per game which puts them at 14th in the SEC and 117th in D-1. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 72 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 179.5 yards per contest ranking them 97th in the country and 14th in the Southeastern Conference. This year, they have allowed a total of 359 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the least effective units in the nation. They are allowing 332.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Commodores currently sit at 14th in the Southeastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -19.5
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