Postponed: Alabama at LSU: 11/14/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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LSU Tigers (2-3) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0)
Game Info: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
Betting Odds: LSU Tigers +24 -- Over/Under: 74.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Update (11/10/20) - This game has been postponed due to COIVD-19 limiting the amount of players available for LSU.
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to Tiger Stadium (LA) to take on the LSU Tigers this Saturday night in College Football action.
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide improved to 6-0 (6-0 SEC) on the season after defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 41-0, on October 31st. Alabama dominated Mississippi State on both ends of the field and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 27-0 lead into halftime. Alabama outgained Mississippi State by a 499-200 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Crimson Tide was WR DeVonta Smith who had 11 receptions for 203 yards & 4 TD’s.
On the season, Alabama is averaging 47.2 ppg on 555.2 total yards per game (380.0 passing yds/g; 175.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Alabama has been led by QB Mac Jones who has completed 78.5% of his passes for 2,196 yards, 16 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for the Jones and the Crimson Tide have been DeVonta Smith (56 rec, 759 yards, 8 TD), Jaylen Waddle (25 rec, 557 yards, 4 TD), & John Metchie III (24 rec, 517 yards, 3 TD). Alabama will be without Jaylen Waddle who was lost for the season due to injury. Leading the way for the Alabama backfield has been Najee Harris who has 714 rushing yards & 14 TD’s on 124 carries.
Defensively, Alabama is holding their opponents to an average of 22.0 ppg on 389.2 total yards per game (260.3 passing yds/g; 128.8 rushing yds/g).
The LSU Tigers dropped to 2-3 (2-3 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the Auburn Tigers, 48-11, on October 31st. LSU had no answers for the Auburn offense in this one and couldn’t fight back after Auburn took a 35-3 lead early in the 3rd quarter. LSU was outgained by Auburn by a 506-347 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was QB Max Johnson who completed 15 of 24 passes for 172 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, LSU is averaging 35.8 ppg on 458.0 total yards per game (338.4 passing yds/g; 119.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, LSU has been led by WR Terrace Marshall Jr. who had 31 receptions for 540 yards & 9 TD’s. QB Myles Brennan has completed 60.3% of his passes for 1,112 yards, 11 TD, & 3 INT. The other top receivers for Brennan and the Tigers have been Arik Gilbert (22 rec, 259 yards, 2 TD), Jaray Jenkins (13 rec, 234 yards), and Kayshon Boutte (12 rec, 168 yards, TD). Leading the way for the LSU backfield has been the duo of John Emery Jr. (48 att, 246 yards, 2 TD) and Tyrion Davis-Price (53 att, 245 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, LSU is allowing their opponents to average 33.6 ppg on 478.6 total yards per game (335.2 passing yds/g; 143.4 rushing yds/g).
The Crimson Tide are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, however, are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
LSU was able to end Alabama’s home winning streak last year and I think the Crimson Tide will remember that coming into this one agianst an LSU team that is going to have no answers for Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith, and Najee Harris. I think Nick Saban runs the score up in this one and as I think the Crimson Tide will drop 50+ points, I am taking Alabama to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!