Besides a few loyal friends nobody was giving Ed Orgeron much of a chance to succeed as LSU head coach. At the beginning of this year he was considered to be on a warm seat that could quickly get hot. But after a 5-0 start the Tigers have grown in NCAA Football Betting esteem. In the same way Florida was touted for quick improvement under new coach Dan Mullen. Since their week two loss to Kentucky the Gators have gained momentum. Owing to three straight wins they could prove to be a very live dog Saturday.
LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators
Date and Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|LSU||-2½ (-110)||44 (-110)|
|Florida||+2½ (-110)||44 (-110)|
LSU vs. Florida TV Coverage: CBS
Florida has a NCAA Football betting record of 4-1 both straight up and vs. the line. The Gators have gone under the total three games this year. Fashion last week’s 13-6 win at Mississippi State. Cause by their status as 6.5-point dogs it was their most impressive win of the season. Mullen is confronting the challenge of a team with limited offensive ability. For example, the Gators rank 94th in the nation for total offense. Balanced against that is a defense that ranks ninth in the country for points allowed.
LSU has an online wagering record of 5-0 straight up and 3-2 vs. the spread. Additionally, they have gone over the total three times. The Bayou Bengals are coming off a 45-16 home payout over Ole Miss last week. Certainly, the LSU defense playing well is no surprise. To illustrate the Tigers rank 12th for points allowed. Extending the optimism at LSU is quarterback Joe Burrow. The Ohio State transfer has proven to be the missing piece to the Tigers perpetual quarterback crisis. In fact, Burrow has thrown six touchdown passes with no interceptions.
Stats to Consider
First, LSU is a good recent value as a road chalk. The Tigers have covered four of their last six in that role. Three of their last four as away favorites went under the total. Counter to that is Florida’s recent success as a home dog. To illuminate the Gators have paid in three of their last five getting points at home. Three of their last four in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs Team
In turn Florida has covered their last two games against LSU. Both of those games went under the total. Further, the Gators have covered four of their last six at home vs. the Bayou Bengals. And three of the last five in this series at the Swamp went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation LSU is facing a potential NCAA Football Betting trap. Initially the public would likely be all over the Tigers. Previously the Gators were not earning much respect. Regardless, the Florida team is resurgent and playing with maximum confidence. By contrast their loss to ranked Kentucky doesn’t look nearly as bad now. Indeed, the Florida defense should keep them in this one.
LSU vs. Florida NCAA Football Betting
To conclude this should be a tight defensive struggle. In the same way Florida will be a dangerous home dog.
LSU vs. Florida NCAA Football Betting Pick: Florida Gators
LSU vs. Florida NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Florida 17, LSU 16
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