NCAA Football Betting — Florida Limping Into Date With LSU 

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NCAA Football Betting — Florida Limping Into Date With LSU 

Last Updated: 2017-03-07

This was the game that almost did not happen, as it had originally been postponed as a result of Hurricane Matthew. And you don't have to be a genius to figure out that the Florida Gators have gotten the short end of the exchange, as a home game against the LSU Tigers, originally scheduled for October 8, turns into a trip to Baton Rouge this coming weekend. It will begin at 1 PM ET on Saturday at Tiger Stadium, and if you are a Vietbet customer, you can place wagers on it in real time state-of-the-art software provided by Live Betting Ultra.

On this date, Florida was originally supposed to face Presbyterian, with LSU going against South Alabama, but they simply bought out those opponents for the more critical SEC game.

Oddly, these two schools, with national reputations and in arguably the best conference in the country, will do battle on Saturday with quarterbacks who are refugees from a losing program. And, in a great coincidence, they are from the same program – Purdue.

Florida is pretty banged-up coming into this game, as they are without their top three tacklers on the defensive unit – linebackers Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone and safety Marcus Maye. And they will once again be missing their starting quarterback, Luke Del Rio, who suffered an injury in the last game against South Carolina.

In the NCAA football betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at VietBet, LSU is a decisive favorite:

LSU Tigers -13.5

Florida Gators +13.5

Over 37.5 points -110

Under 37.5 points -110

Austin Appleby once again fills in for Florida. He was a high school star in Ohio who decided to go to Purdue, and he spent his sophomore season as a backup to Danny Etling, who now happens to be the starting quarterback for LSU. Appleby played as a junior and completed only 52% of his passes, then was benched last season for a time. He made the decision to transfer to Florida as a graduate student, and had stepped in when Del Rio injured his MCL earlier in the season. After Del Rio returned, he hurt himself again, and Appleby came in against the Gamecocks and completed 17 of 21 passes for 201 yards.

At LSU, it's been kind of a roller coaster ride. They began the season with Bernard Harris at quarterback, but he just can't cut it when throwing the football (52% accuracy). Etling was tabbed to take his place, and he has been serviceable at the very least (59%, 1378 yards). VietBet patrons know that the Tigers do their best work on the ground anyway. Leonard Fournette has tweaked his ankle again, and may not be 100% for this one, but they don't lose all hole lot, not with Derrius Guice, who averages 8.7 yards per carry and had 252 yards last week against Arkansas in the 38-10 win, including a 96-yard touchdown run.

Of course, most NCAA football bettors who haven't been living under a rock know that LSU made a coaching change, firing Les Miles and replacing him with Ed Orgeron, who had come into a high-pressure situation at USC before, replacing Lane Kiffin in mid-season, and gave the Trojans a spark. Since he has taken over in Bator Rouge, the Bayou Bengals have won four out of five, with the lone defeat a 10-0 loss at the hands of top-ranked Alabama. There is no doubt that LSU can defend, and they hope their big edge against Florida is on offense, where the Gators rankling 95th in the nation. Between them, these teams have allowed only 11 touchdown passes. Florida hopes that kicker Eddy Pineiro, who is three for three from beyond 50 yards, might be in a position to be a difference- maker with his huge leg.

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