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Gators Begin Life Without Grier vs LSU

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Standout Louisiana State University running back Leonard Fournette has stolen the headlines for the Tigers so far in the college football season, and this week it’ll be up to the Florida Gators to stop the Heisman favorite on his home turf. But the big news surrounding this tilt came when the NCAA suspended starting Florida's standout freshman QB Will Grier for the season for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs. Sophomore Treon Harris will be handed the reigns to the quarterback position as a result.

Shark Bites
  • Treon Harris had nine touchdowns and four interceptions and 1019 passing yards in 2014.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in LSU’s last four games.
  • LSU is 13-0 SU in its last 13 games at home in October.

Florida has been a fantastic play so far for bettors. The Gators, owners of a perfect 6-0 SU record, are 5-1 ATS and have covered the spread in four-straight tilts ahead of their meeting with LSU and breezed to a 21-3 victory over MIzzou last week while covering as 6.5-point favorites.

The Tigers have had no issues putting points on the scoreboard, ranking 24th in the nation with an average of 468.4 points per game so far. Florida hasn’t been as impressive on the offensive side of the ball (84th in the country) but sports a smash mouth defense that’s only allowing 296.3 total yards per game – good enough to rank 16th overall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the LSU Tigers as -6.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 23-17 win for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The LSU Tigers sit at 4-1 (1-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Florida Gators are currently 6-0 (5-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? LSU is 4-1 OU, and Florida is 3-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs Florida injuries news.

The game pits the LSU Tigers, currently No. 42 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Florida Gators, who rate No. 20 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the LSU Tigers No. 20-ranked offense (37.8 PPG) against a Florida Gators defense that ranks No. 11 at 14.33 PPG. The LSU Tigers passing attack has averaged 122 yards per game, less than the Florida Gators give up through the air (195.83 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Florida Gators feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 110.5 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gators grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 21-3 at Memorial Stadium.

 

Derrius Guice went over the 100-yard mark (161) in his team's latest effort as LSU defeated South Carolina by a score of 45-24 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Florida is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LSU is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LSU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 6 games
  • LSU is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida home to Georgia, Saturday, October 31st
LSU home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, October 24th

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