The LSU Tigers are headed towards another week with a spotless record. They will stake their clean 5-0 slate this weekend when they visit the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Florida’s defense is going to make it hard for LSU, but will it be enough for the Gators to snap the Tigers’ win streak?
NCAAF Futures list LSU at +4,000 to win the 2019 College Football Championship, while Florida is priced at +20,000 to do the same.
Betting Preview for the LSU Tigers vs Florida Gators Week 6 College Football Game on October 6 2018
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:30 PM ET
Line: LSU Tigers (-2.5) vs Florida Gators (+2.5) – view all 2018 NCAAF lines
TV Broadcast: ABC
Betting on the LSU Tigers (5-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference)
LSU extended its win streak this season to five games after making easy work of the Ole Miss Rebels in a 45-16 win at home. The Tigers were led by quarterback Joe Burrow, who racked up 292 passing yards on 18-of-25 completions, finishing with three touchdown passes with zero interceptions. Wait, there’s more. Burrows also had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. The Tigers concluded the Ole Miss game with 281 rushing yards and three rushing scores. That backfield of theirs is going to be a game-changing weapon for LSU against Florida’s testy defense. However, LSU needs to mix it up a bit more to avoid being too predictable.
The Tigers are running over 60 percent of their plays through the backfield, 20th most in the nation.
The Tigers are 3-1 SU in their last four road games against Florida.
Betting on the Florida Gators (4-1 Overall / 2-1 Conference)
The Gators are riding a huge wave of momentum after scoring a big win last week over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the road, 13-6. The Gators were powered in that game by their stout defensive unit that limited Mississippi State to only 202 total yards. On the season, Florida is allowing just 16.0 points and 334.5 total yards per game. Much of the Gators’ defensive identity is dictated by their pass rush, as can be attested by Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who was sacked six times for a loss of 39 yards by Florida. The Gators are second in the SEC with 15.0 sacks. Florida’s relentless defense is making 2.8 takeaways per game, second best in the nation. Despite a low-scoring affair in their last game, the Gators are capable of putting up points. They are averaging 31.0 points per contest and is even 28th in the nation in yards per play.
The Gators are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games.
Florida wins, 27-24.
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