Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+9.5)
The Florida Gators (4-2) are on their way to Tiger Stadium on Saturday where they will play the LSU Tigers (3-3). LSU opens this matchup as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under is 59.5.
The Florida Gators head into this matchup 4-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Gators played the Vanderbilt Commodores and walked away with a win by a score of 42-0. Emory Jones finished 14/22 with 273 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 218.8 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Nay'quan Wright was the leader on the ground for the Gators with 7 attempts for 46 yards (6.6 yards per attempt). When all was said and done, they ran 62 plays which converted into 479 yds. The Florida Gators ended up rushing 34 times and tallied 181 yards, which is an average of 5.3 yards per tote. In the running game, the Gators gave up 88 yards on 34 attempts, which averages out to 2.6 yards per rush surrendered. Florida surrendered 24 pass completions on 46 tries for 199 yards, and a completion rate of 52.2%.
When it comes to scoring, the Florida Gators are averaging 33.2 PPG. Offensively they have an average of 274.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 3rd in college football. The Gators have earned 3,025 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Florida has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. Florida has earned 141 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 49 infractions for 443 yds. They have surrendered the ball 9 times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Gators are allowing 1,250 yds which has them sitting in 76th in the nation. They are allowing 208.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 54.1%. During the season, they are giving up 319.2 yards per contest ranking them 41st in D-1. They have given up 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 3.2 yards per rush on the ground and 110.8 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 665 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. The Gators are ranked 27th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 16.5 points per game.
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The Tigers head into this game 3-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers took a loss by a final score of 42-21 when they faced the Kentucky Wildcats. Max Johnson (1 TD) finished the game with 261 yards on 22/38 passing while his QB rating was 124.3. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.9. Tyrion Davis-Price carried the ball 22 times for 147 yards, ending the contest with 6.7 yards per attempt for LSU. The Tigers finished the contest with 408 yards while they ran 73 plays (5.6 yds per play). LSU rushed for 4.2 yards per carry, totaling 147 yds on 35 carries. LSU conceded 45 attempts on the ground for 330 yards (7.3 yds per rush). The Tigers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 82.4%, relinquishing 145 yds on 14 out of 17 passing.
When it comes to how much they score, the Tigers rank 62nd in the country maintaining an average of 29.7 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Tigers have a total of 1,776 passing yards along with an average of 296.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the country. The LSU Tigers average 379.5 yards/game, which is good for 80th in the country. The LSU offense has accrued 192 yards of penalties on 25 infractions, which has them sitting 115th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Tigers are giving up 26.2 points per game, which has them sitting 86th in the country. LSU has allowed a total of 938 yards rushing (156.3 yards per outing) and 7 touchdowns rushing so far this season. In total, they have allowed 157 pts. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air and 230.8 yards per outing, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. The Tigers defense has taken part in 418 plays, which is 107th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Gators/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +9.5
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