Don’t Be Stunned to See Another High-Scoring Matchup Between LSU and Florida
Buckle up for what could be one entertaining SEC matchup considering that Florida and Louisiana State have combined to score 70, 71, 91 and 80 points in the last four meetings. The Florida vs LSU betting lines as LSU listed as a heavy favorite.
LSU is looking for its fifth straight win against Florida with the Tigers covering in each of the last three matchups.
LSU joins Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss as the SEC teams still undefeated at home with Florida 1-2 in true road games this season.
The NCAA football odds and predictions have LSU listed as a 14-point favorite.
Receiver Andy Jean and tight end Jonathan Odom (9 catches) are questionable for Florida with receiver Caleb Douglas (11 catches), linebacker Shemar James (54 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss), safety Kamari Wilson and tight end Dante Zanders are all out.
The big news could be the availability of LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. The Heisman Trophy candidate was knocked out of the loss to Alabama with a concussion and he is questionable for the game.
Defensive backs Zy Alexander (44 tackles, two interceptions), Greg Brooks (8 tackles, two pass breakups), JK Johnson and Darian Chestnut as well as running back Armoni Goodwin are out for the Tigers.
When looking at the NCAA football schedule and odds, Florida ends the regular season with three straight games against ranked teams.
LSU fell five spots to No. 19 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Tigers are 18th in the Associated Press poll and 19th in the American Football Coaches Association poll.
Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Line: LSU -14
Streaming: SEC Network
Gators Look To Get Going
There are many numbers that illustrate the issues with the Florida team in 2023 but perhaps none more than the fact that the Gators.
Florida hasn’t led at the end of the first quarter in its last six games and hasn’t been in front in any of its SEC games this season. That will factor into the Florida vs LSU betting lines.
That has put a lot of pressure on the Florida passing game. Former Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz, who has 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions over the last four games and he will need to come through for Florida to have a chance to pull off the upset. He could be a player getting some love in the NCAAF parlay picks.
Florida has covered against the college football betting lines in just three of its last 10 games.
Tigers Look to Bounce Back
LSU could have made things interesting in the SEC West race with a win over Alabama. However, the top-rated offense in the country was held off the scoreboard in its final possessions as the Tigers kissed their SEC championship hopes goodbye.
This is a chance to return to their winning ways for LSU.
Even if Daniels can’t go, LSU has a pair of elite receivers and other NCAAF players who played a role in the Tigers ranking in the top five in points per game, yards per game, passing yards per game, passing yards per attempt and touchdown passes. Keep that in mind when looking at the Florida vs LSU betting lines.
The total has gone over in the last LSU games as well as in the last seven road games.
Florida twice led by seven points in the first half before LSU took control in the 2022 matchup.
Florida did pull within seven points midway through the fourth quarter before LSU answered with a drive that was capped with a field goal.
LSU, the two-point underdog, won 45-35 with the game going over the 51.5-point total early in the third quarter.
Florida vs LSU Betting Preview
Obviously, the status of Daniels is going to be the top storyline in this college football matchup with Garrett Nussmeier getting the call as the LSU quarterback if Daniels isn’t cleared.
Florida failed to cover in its first two games this season as the road underdog. LSU is 3-1 against the spread when listed as the home favorite.
This will be the fourth time in the last five meetings between Florida and LSU will have a double-digit point spread.
The total has gone over in the last five games played by Florida and in five of the six games against SEC teams. However, the Gators probably don’t want to try to trade touchdowns with the high-powered LSU offense.
Florida has dropped nine of its last 11 games
LSU has won five of its last six home games against Florida and looks to make it six out of seven.