Oklahoma Sooners vs LSU Tigers Picks, Odds, Peach Bowl Prediction 12/28/2019
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -10
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue where Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers will play the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, December 28 in the Peach Bowl. The winner will advance to the CFP Championship game. Oklahoma opens this matchup as 10-point underdogs. The Sooners are 5-8-0 ATS and 5-7-1 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 8-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma Sooners faced the Baylor Bears and earned the victory by a score of 30-23. Running the show from under center for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 17/24 with 287 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Kennedy Brooks led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 59 yards via 17 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per run. CeeDee Lamb was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 173 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 21.6 yards per reception for that game. The Sooners ran the football 50 times and generated 146 yards which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per run. Overall, the Sooners earned 21 1st downs and they had 6 infractions for 50 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they finished with a total of 74 plays for 433 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oklahoma gave up 9 completions on 27 attempts totaling 230 yards, and a completion percentage of 33.3%. For the game, they allowed 265 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Sooners gave up 35 yards on 29 carries which gave them an average of 1.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Sooners head into this game 12-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 43.2 points per contest, ranking them 5th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 251.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the Big 12. For total yardage, they currently sit at 1st in the Big 12 and 2nd in college football with 7,207 yards. The Sooners have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 24.5 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the Big 12. When it comes to yards through the air, the Sooners have conceded 3,939 yards. Teams are completing 58.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Oklahoma is giving up 132.8 yards per game putting them 1st in the conference and 31st in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per rush ranking them 4th in the conference and 52nd in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,726 rushing yards through 13 contests.
In their last contest, the LSU Tigers faced the Georgia Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 37-10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 57 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per run. Justin Jefferson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 115 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 16.4 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Joe Burrow who went 28/38 with 349 yards through the air and tossed 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Tigers ran the ball 36 times and racked up a total of 132 yards which earned them an average of 3.7 yards per rush. For the contest, the Tigers racked up 26 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they totaled 74 plays for a total of 481 yards. When discussing the defense, LSU gave up 20 catches on 43 throws totaling 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.5%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 286 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Tigers gave up 61 yards on 25 attempts which is an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 13-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Tigers have one of the top tier offenses in the country. LSU has made teams respect their running game by averaging 167.7 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 62nd in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 2,180 yards rushing through 13 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Tigers average 554.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 1st in Division 1 and 1st in the SEC. The Tigers are conceding 21.2 points per game which puts them at 7th in the conference and 27th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They are conceding 221.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 9th in the conference. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 276 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 120.3 yards per contest ranking them 24th in the nation and 4th in the conference. For this season, they have allowed a total of 1,564 rushing yards and 10.4 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sooners +10
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