Florida Gators at LSU Tigers: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 441 ViewsOn 10/06/2013 11:08 AM in NCAA Football
The LSU Tigers responded after losing a close game to the Georgia Bulldogs with a resounding victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. In the SEC there are no breaks on the schedule as the Tigers now have to focus and get prepared to take on the very talented Florida Gators this weekend. The Gators are off a win against Arkansas and eager to get a statement victory.
Florida Gators at LSU Tigers Odds
The college football odds for this game have yet to be released, but the Tigers will obviously be favored.
Florida's trip to LSU will culminate in a 3:30 p.m. game on CBS, the network announced. Florida’s frequently been in the spotlight in Baton Rouge — nine of the last 12 games between the Gators and Tigers have been aired by CBS, including every Florida-LSU in Baton Rouge — but those games have often kicked off at night, the preferred kickoff time for the legions of tailgating Tigers fans.
Florida played memorable games against LSU at night in Baton Rouge in 2007 and 2009, with Tim Tebow's valiant effort in a loss against the eventual national champions and his return from a concussion suffered two weeks prior being the major notes from those games.
The Tigers will have to deal with a tough defense led by Loucheiz Purifoy. Purifoy flaunted his dynamic talents in Florida’s 30-10 win over Arkansas, forcing a pair of turnovers including returning an interception for a touchdown.
One play after missing a tackle on a 31-yard run by Razorback tailback Alex Collins (South Plantation High), Purifoy blindsided quarterback Brandon Allen for a sack and fumble, setting up Florida with excellent field position early in the first quarter.Later, as Florida’s offense stagnated midway through the second quarter, Purifoy picked off his first career pass and took it to the house.
The latest sports betting trends uncover some interesting angles to wager on in this game. The total has gone under in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing on the road against LSU and the total has gone under in 11 of LSU's last 16 games when playing Florida overall. LSU is 22-3 straight up in its last 25 games at home but just 1-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida. Florida is 6-2 straight up in its last 8 games on the road but 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games overall.
Florida Gators at LSU Tigers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.