NCAA Football Betting – Top 20 Battle on ESPN as Florida Hosts LSU

A battle of Top 20 teams from the SEC gets the ESPN spotlight on Saturday night with Florida favored in NCAA football betting at home against LSU.

The Gators are ranked 14th in the country while the Tigers are ranked 12th but not many gamblers making a college football bet believe in LSU which is why they are almost a touchdown underdog.

Sbg has the Gators as 6.5 point favorites with the total on the game listed at 42.5.  Florida didn’t play very well last week as they were blown out by Alabama while LSU survived against Tennessee.  It seems the LSU win was very unimpressive to gamblers as the Tigers really should have lost to the Volunteers.

Can Either Team Score? It seems weird that we ask the question about scoring when it comes to LSU and Florida but both teams look very weak on offense.  LSU’s offense is sick and Florida’s is not much better.  LSU does have a defense though as they have not allowed more than 14 points in any of their last four games. Florida’s defense is also good. They really didn’t give up that much last week against Alabama as they allowed just 273 total yards.

It is hard to like LSU even getting a touchdown but taking Florida doesn’t seem to be a bargain either.  The Gators are no longer a national powerhouse.  Florida has a 30-23-3 advantage in the all-time series and they have won the last two games against LSU. The trends for LSU are poor. The Tigers are 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 conference games and they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Florida’s numbers are better. The Gators are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Gators are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite. Florida is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings against LSU.

Total – Let’s get back to the total.  The last four LSU games have all gone under in NCAA football betting. The one concern is that 14 or the Tigers last 20 road games have gone over. The Under is 9-4 in the Gators last 13 conference games. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the Tigers and Gators in Florida.

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