- Florida narrowly leads the all-time series 33-31-3
- LSU has won six of the last eight meetings, including four of the last five as hosts
- Under is 5-1 through the Gators’ first six games.
The Florida Gators travel to Death Valley and take on the LSU Tigers. Both schools unusually enter on the back ends of road losses to Kentucky and will look to get things going here.
Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Florida Gators at LSU Tigers
- Where: Baton Rouge, LA at Tiger Stadium
- Date: October 16th, 2021
- Betting Odds: list the spread, moneyline and total (at PointsBet | at Caesars | at DraftKings | at Fanduel | at PointsBet)
Florida Gators Preview: Gators Looking to Fix Road Woes
Florida (4-2, 2-2) has seen their season altered by a pair of hard-fought SEC battles. After putting a very real scare on Alabama, the Gators would lose on the road to Kentucky after sputtering offensively in the second half. Their first two road test have given us a sample of
Emory Jones continues to grow during his junior season. The junior quarterback responded to trouble in the Bluegrass with a big game against Vanderbilt last weekend. Jones went 14-22 for 273 passing yards, with a career-best four touchdowns to one interception. He added 40 yards on the ground, and he should give a reeling LSU defense some trouble this weekend.
Jones leads the Gators in rushing as well with 478 rushing yards on the season and a pair of touchdowns. Damien Pierce leads the backfield with 238 yards and ranks second in the SEC with seven touchdowns. Jacob Copeland gives Jones a reliable threat on the outside, and he leads the team with 21 catches for 370 receiving yards.
LSU Tigers Preview: Tigers Need to Stop the Bleeding
LSU (3-3, 1-2) has gotten off to a troubling start this season. The Tigers dropped their season opener in the Rose Bowl to UCLA, and began conference play dropping two of their first three games. LSU fell behind early against Kentucky, and couldn’t recover, losing 42-21.
Sophomore Max Johnson is having a strong year statistically, but it hasn’t garnered winning results so far. The sophomore quarterback went 22-38 for 261 passing yards with a touchdown against Kentucky, but he couldn’t get the offense going early enough.
LSU’s Air Raid appears to be a lot on the young quarterback, but Tyrion Davis-Price’s last outing should provide optimism for the offense. The Tigers finally got the junior back going last weekend, as he turned 22 carries into a career-high 147 rushing yards, and his first two scores of the season. Davis-Price gives LSU the physical presence on the ground they lacked through the first month of the season.
Coach O announced today that Kayshon Boutte is out for the season with an injury 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/4W6H3w9fPh
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 11, 2021
Kayshon Boutte is the next great LSU wide receiver to come through Baton Rouge. The sophomore wideout has been the team’s most consistent threat outside, catching at least five passes and scoring in every game prior to last weekend. Boutte leads the Tigers with 38 catches for 509 receiving yards, and an SEC-leading nine touchdowns.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game
Both schools find themselves in unusual predicaments early this season. With two losses and Georgia looking dominant thus far, a trip to the SEC tournament seems unlikely for Florida, while LSU might be sure to endure even more struggling playing in the best division in college football, the SEC West. Emory Jones’ play on the road will be key here, and how well the Tigers contain the quarterback will determine the outcome.
Florida has played better football through the first month of the season, but we like the idea of spotting the Tigers nine points in Death Valley here. Take LSU’s spread cautiously here, as they look to stop the bleeding early.
Florida vs LSU Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: LSU +9.5 (at PointsBet | at Caesars | at DraftKings | at Fanduel | at PointsBet)
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