|2013 CBS College Football Game of the Week Odds: Florida vs. LSU|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:00|
Florida vs. LSU Odds
LSU is 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC, 3-0 at home and 3-2-1 against the spread. Florida is 4-1 overall, 3-0 in the SEC, 1-1 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. The home team has won six of the last eight in this series.
Trends show that Florida is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 against LSU and 6-1 ATS in its last 7 trips to Baton Rouge. These two have hit the under in 12 of their last 17 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, LSU is the favorite at home in this game, as the Tigers have odds of -7 points against the Gators. The over/under total for the game has been set at (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had LSU favored by 6.5 points. The spread reached a peak of 8 points before falling back to LSU -7. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 47.5 points.
LSU is coming off a 59-26 win over Mississippi State last week. The Tigers’ lone loss was 44-41 to Georgia two weeks ago. LSU has been impressive on offense, averaging 45.5 points and 488.7 yards per game, while the defense is giving up 24.7 points per game, which is much higher than LSU typically gives up. Zach Mettenberger has thrown for 1,738 yards and 15 touchdowns while Jeremy Hill has rushed for 593 yards and nine touchdowns. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry have combined for 77 catches for 1,302 yards and 13 scores.
Florida is coming off a 30-10 win over Arkansas last week. The Gators have been great on defense, holding opponents to just 12.2 points per game, which ranks fourth in the nation. Offensively, Florida is averaging just 25 points per game, but posting just under 400 yards per contest. Tyler Murphy has thrown for 530 yards and five touchdowns in his short time as starting quarterback. Matt Jones and Mack Brown have combined for 606 rushing yards with five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, LSU defensive back Jeryl Brazil (personal) is questionable for the game. Florida running back Kelvin Taylor (ankle) and receiver Chris Thompson (foot) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing LSU, as the Tigers are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against Florida.