LSU vs. Florida - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LSU vs. Florida - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators (6-0) at LSU Tigers (5-0)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Tiger Stadium-LSU)

The Line: LSU Tigers -13 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers meet in an SEC conference top-10 showdown in college football action from Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.

The Florida Gators will look to pull of a big road win to remain unbeaten, sitting at 5-0 after a 24-13 win over Auburn in their last outing. Kyle Trask has thrown for 881 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 72.2% passing while Lamical Perine leads the Gators in rushing with 327 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Freddie Swain leads the Gators in receiving with 280 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns while Van Jefferson has 19 catches for 258 yards and Kyle Pitts has a team-high 25 receptions for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. Trevon Grimes has 235 receiving yards and Josh Hammond and Tyrie Cleveland also have 100+ receiving yards this season. David Reese II leads the Gators with 49 total tackles while Jonathan Greenard leads Florida with 4 sacks and Shawn Davis has 3 interceptions this season. As a team, Florida is averaging 424.7 yards of total offense and 32.3 points per game while allowing 281.5 yards of total defense and 9.5 points per game against this season.

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The LSU Tigers will also look to remain unbeaten after improving to 5-0 with a 42-6 win over Utah State in their last outing. Joe Burrow has thrown for 1,864 yards, 22 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 78.4% passing while Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads LSU on the ground with 360 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Justin Jefferson leads LSU’s receiving corps with 30 catches for 547 yards and 7 touchdowns while Ja’Marr Chase has 23 grabs for 451 yards and 6 TDs and Terrace Marshall Jr. has 20 catches for 304 yards and 6 TDs of his own. Defensively, Jacob Phillips is LSU’s top tackler with 40 total tackles split between 20 solo and 20 assisted tackles this season. As a team, LSU boasts the 2nd-highest producing offense in the country, putting up 571.2 yards of total offense and 416 passing yards per game while boasting the highest-scoring offense in the country, putting up 54.6 points per game this season. The Tigers are also allowing 289.6 yards of total defense and 19.8 points per game against this season.

Florida is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. LSU is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games overall. Florida is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams at LSU.

This is the most dynamic offense that I can remember from an LSU team, as it’s just go go go from the Tigers. However, LSU hasn’t faced a defense like Florida’s to this point, and the Tigers have shown that they can be scored on, giving up 38 points to a Vanderbilt team that isn’t really that good. I just think this if going to be a knock down and drag out type of battle, one in which the points will eventually come in handy at the final whistle as I don’t see this game being decided by more than 10 points.

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Chris’s Pick Florida +13

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