The cliche goes like this: what happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? We’re about to find that out this Saturday in Baton Rouge when the high-scoring LSU Tigers meet the defensively stout Florida Gators head-on. Going into the game, the sportsbook favors Louisiana State by 13-points. LSU also looks good with +700 odds to win the 2020 College Football Championship title, compared to Florida’s +4500 price to do the same.
Betting Preview for the Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Week 7 College Football Game on October 12 2019
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Florida Gators (6-0 Overall / 3-0 Conference)
It took the Gators to slow down Bo Nix and company, as Florida eked out a 24-13 win over the Auburn Tigers last Saturday. Florida’s defense brought its A-game and it stomped Auburn, forcing the Tigers to commit four turnovers. The Gators also held Auburn down to only 269 total yards, while winning the possession battle with over 33 minutes of time with the ball in their hands. Florida’s defense will not have much time to relax, as the team will have to prepare for the highest-scoring team in the nation. On the flip side, the Gators are eighth overall in scoring defense with just 14.2 points allowed per contest and 19th in total defense with 305.8 total yards surrendered per game. What’s important for Florida is for it to get to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow to cripple the Tigers’ offense. The Gators are well-equipped to do just that, as they have the most sacks in the SEC with 26.0.
The Gators are 3-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games overall.
Betting on the LSU Tigers (5-0 Overall /1-0 Conference)
LSU picked up their fifth straight win to open the season with a dominant 42-6 home win over the Utah State Aggies over the weekend. Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow assaulted the Aggies defense mercilessly, throwing for 344 passing yards and five touchdowns on 27-of-38 completions, while LSU’s ground attack produced 248 rushing yards. Utah State was never going to present the Tigers much resistance, but LSU is sure to deal with a much stronger defense this coming Saturday in the form of Florida’s stop unit that is one of the best in the nation. But for a team oozing with talent on offense, LSU could be the one to break down Florida’s defense. The Tigers are No. 1 in the nation with 52.0 points per game and second with 561.2 total yards per contest. Burrows has proved he can deal as much punishment on tougher opposition when he threw for 471 passing yards in a 45-38 road win over the then-No. 9 Texas Longhorns in Austin.
The over is 3-1 in the Tigers’ last four home games.
LSU wins, 30-23.
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