LSU vs. Florida Betting Prediction & Odds
SEC action kicks off on Saturday when the LSU Tigers visit Florida. With both teams sporting two losses, this contest will end the outside college football playoff hopes for one of these quality programs.
Home standing Florida enters as slim -2.5 point favorites. The total is set at 52.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
LSU Tigers (+2.5) vs. Florida Gators (-2.5); o/u 52
7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 15, 2022 from Ben HIll Griffin Stadium
LSU Tigers Game Notes
Following a one-point loss vs. FSU, the Tigers notched four straight wins -including solid performances against Mississippi State and Auburn before being routed last week by Tennessee 41-13. Jayden Daniels completed 32 of 45 for one touchdown and one pick against the supercharged Vols. Daniels also added 38 of his team’s meager 55 rushing yards on a day where very little went right for the Tigers. Though defensively responsible all year, LSU wasn’t prepared for a road barrage from Rocky Top. Luckily for Brian Kelly and company, Florida doesn’t pose the same threat.
Florida Gators Game Notes
The Gators enter Saturday’s matchup with their own 4-2 record. Florida’s best win comes against #20-ranked Utah, although UF doesn’t boast the overall quality seen on their upcoming opponent’s resume. However, the Gators did fare much better than LSU in their 38-33 road loss vs. Tennessee. Last week, UF downed Missouri 24-17. Conservative passer Anthony Richardson completed 8 of 14 for 66 yards and one touchdown and interception. Richardson added 45 of his team’s 231 ground yards on a day where defensive surplus was needed to remain above .500.
LSU vs. Florida Betting Trends
Underdog is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Gators are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
Gators are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
LSU vs. Florida Betting Prediction
While both sides are 4-2 entering this week’s matchup, LSU’s stout run defense negates Florida’s main offensive weapon. On the other end, the Tigers can hit downfield strikes against the middling UF secondary. The Gators allow 25.3 points per game and LSU averages 31.8 - their defense ranks among CFB’s top 20. Don’t expect one-dimensional Florida to replicate what high-octane Tennessee did to LSU last week. Do expect a nice rebound showing on Saturday from the TIgers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PREDICTION: LSU +2.5