One of the bigger SEC rivals has lost some steam after last weekend, but still fans should expect a fun game when the LSU Tigers (1-2, 1-2) visit this #10 Florida Gators (2-1, 2-1) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Florida is in second place in the SEC – East and LSU is at the bottom of the SEC – West. This game will air live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Through three games the LSU offense has been firing on all cylinders as they are averaging 38.7 points per game and 32.0 yards per game, 370.7 through the air and 96.7 on the ground. Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 32.0 points and 494.7 yards, 380.7 passing and 114.0 rushing.
The Florida offense has been even more potent to start the season as they are averaging 42.3 points per game and 464.0 yards per game, 342.0 through the air and 122.0 on the ground. Defensively, the Gators have been very similar to LSU as they are allowing 33.3 points and 495.0 yards, 331.0 passing and 164.0 rushing.
Below is my pick for the LSU Tigers at #10 Florida Gators. All odds are from BetRivers Sportsbook.
LSU Tigers at #10 Florida Gators (-13.5): O/U 70.5 (-110/-110)
Last weekend, LSU visited the Missouri Tigers, in a game that was moved to Missouri thanks to Hurricane Delta and suffered a disappointing 45-41 loss. This was a very entertaining game and a contest that saw each team going back and forth all game. The biggest lead on the day was LSU by 10, but Missouri eliminated that advantage right away and it was tied going into the second half. LSU led by three going into the fourth quarter, but Missouri scored the only points of the fourth quarter and came away with the win. Myles Brennan threw for 430 yards and four touchdowns on the day, with three of those touchdowns going to Terrance Marshall Jr. Marshall Jr. hauled in 11 receptions for 235 yards on the day.
Florida visited the Texas A&M Aggies and left College Station with a 41-38 defeat. The biggest lead in this game was Florida by nine, but Texas A&M scored the final 10 points of the game, including a Seth Small 26-yard game winning field goal. QB Kyle Trask threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns and wide receiver Kadarius Toney hauled in seven receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
Series History: LSU won the meeting last season, but Florida still leads this rivalry 33-30-3.
College Football Picks: I hate this line but do think a lot of points will be scored, so I am going to take over 70.5 in this one.
2020 CFB Picks Results: 15-8