Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Tiger Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-2.5)
Tiger Stadium is the venue where TJ Finley and the LSU Tigers (3-4) will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) on Saturday. LSU opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 74.5.
In their last outing, the Alabama Crimson Tide went up against the Auburn Tigers and went home with the win by a score of 42-13. Mac Jones went 18/26 with 302 yards by way of passing and completed 5 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Najee Harris paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 39 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this game. He rushed for 96 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 8.7 yards per run. DeVonta Smith led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 171 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 24.4 yards per catch in this contest.
The Crimson Tide have earned 4,285 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they average 177.5 yards in the run game ranking this team at 50th in the nation. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Alabama has earned 24 touchdowns through the air and 24 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding scoring, the Alabama Crimson Tide have an average of 48.5 points per game. In terms of yards via the pass, the Crimson Tide are giving up 1,909 yds which has them ranked 96th in Division 1. For the year, they have surrendered 357.6 yards/outing which puts them 48th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide sit in 29th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 18.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 119.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. In their 8 games, they are giving up 238.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 57.4%. In total, they have allowed 952 rushing yards through 8 contests.
Mac Jones has completed 275 of his attempted career 381 throws for a completion percentage of 72.2%. He is averaging 174.2 yds per game. For his collegiate career, Jones has thrown for a total of 4,354 yards with 38 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. His QB rating is 197.9 with a TD percentage of 10.0% and an interception rate of 1.6%. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 41 different times totaling 25 yards.
In their last contest, the LSU Tigers took on the Texas A&M Aggies and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 20-7. Tyrion Davis-Price led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 6 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 18 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 1.6 yards per run. Terrace Marshall Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 134 yards on 10 receptions. He had an average of 13.4 yards per reception for that game. TJ Finley went 9/25 with 118 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 2 picks for the game.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Tigers are ranked 55th in D-1 with 30.4 points per game. For the season so far, the Tigers have earned 2,194 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 313.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 18th in D-1. They have an average of 111.7 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 782 yards in total. The LSU Tigers average 425.1 yards/game which has them sitting 44th in the country. LSU has surrendered a total of 983 yards rushing (140.4 yards/game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. The Tigers are relinquishing 30.3 points per game, which puts them 85th in the country. In total, they have allowed 212 points. They have allowed 15 touchdowns through the air and 302.9 yards per game, which has them in 132nd in the nation.
In 4 games in his college career, TJ Finley has completed 66 of his 112 tries for 797 yds. He averages 199.3 yds per game through the air with a 121.6 quarterback rating. Finley has passed for 4 touchdowns compared to 5 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 46 yds on 23 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 3.6% and his interception percentage is 4.5%.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -2.5
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