College football gambling fans are also re-evaluating the Florida Gators after their blowout loss to Alabama in which they lost college football betting esteem.
The #12 LSU Tigers will take on the #14 Florida Gators Saturday at The Swamp and Sports-Gambling opened with Florida as a 7.5 point home favorite. The game will be telecast by ESPN with a kickoff time of 7:30 PM Eastern.
The LSU Tigers have a record of 5-0 straight up and 2-3 with the NCAA football odds. They have gone under the total in 4 out of 5 games.
Of the many weird and bizarre things that have happed in LSU football under head coach Les Miles none could top last week when they once again botched clock management and seemingly lost their game to Tennessee before being give a reprieve due to a too many men on the field penalty against UT as the Tigers ran in a 2 yard touchdown to escape with victory 16-14 as they failed to cover the 16.5 point spread.
LSU’s offense has been horrible and ranks 91st in the country. Miles has alternated between quarterbacks Jordan Jefferson, who is a decent runner, and Jarrett Lee, who is the superior passer.
LSU somehow managed 434 total yards in the win. Defense and special teams continue to be the strengths of the team. LSU ranks 5th in the nation for points allowed.
The Florida Gators are coming off a 31-6 blowout loss at Alabama as 7.5 point dogs as they were often rendered helpless against the powerful Tide defense. Florida has a college football gambling record of 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
Florida’s offense ranks 84th in the country as they are yet to adjust to life without Tim Tebow. The defense has been solid and ranks 19th in the country. Quarterback John Brantley had a rough go of it at Bama and continues to struggle with a 6.3 yards per attempt average with just 6 touchdown passes.
Jeffery Demps has been solid out of the backfield with a 6.5 yards per carry average.
Florida has paid out in 5 consecutive matchups with LSU and the series has gone under the NCAA football lines in 11 out of the last 14 matchups.