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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(1-10) Rice Owls vs. LSU Tigers (8-2)
Date: Saturday, November, 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: LSU Tigers -43.5
NCAA Betting Total: 51.5
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This game has blowout written all over it, and nobody will surprised if it ends that way.
But, as good as LSU is and as bad as Rice has been, 43.5 points is a big spread regardless of who’s on the field.
The question here isn’t about who’s going to win, but whether or not the Tigers can cover the massive spread.
This game can be seen on ESPNU Saturday night.
So far this season, Rice has totaled 3,570 yards. That number is only good enough for 105th in the country.
When breaking it down into passing versus running, the Owls don’t discriminate—they’re bad at both.
Through the air, Rice is collecting 188.6 yards per contest. On the ground, that number drops to 135.9 yards per contest.
Both numbers are only good for 106th in the nation, and have led to the team averaging just 19 points per outing, which is only good enough 124th in the nation.
On defense, Rice is giving up 37.5 points per game. That number puts them in the 117th place for the year.
So far this season, LSU has totaled 3,624 yards. That number is only good enough for 101st in the country—just four spots ahead of the Owls.
When breaking it down into passing versus running, the Tigers have figured out more of a niche than Rice.
Through the air, LSU is collecting 192.3 yards per contest, which is only good enough for 101st in the nation—again, very close to where Rice sits. On the ground, however, that number increases to 170.1 yards per contest, which is good enough for 63rd among FBS programs.
In total, the Tigers are scoring 29.7 points per contest. That number puts them in 69th place for the 2018 season.
Defense is where the Tigers have made a name for themselves this season, and it’s why they’re No. 7 in the country entering this game against the Owls.
LSU is giving up just 16.7 points per outing, which is good enough for 12th at this juncture.
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- Under is 16-5 in LSU last 21 games in November.
- LSU are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games on grass.
- LSU are 3-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
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That 3-7-1 ATS record against teams with a losing record is really a compliment to LSU and how good it is. No, the record itself is not impressive, but it shows that oddsmakers are viewing the Tigers as an elite program capable of blowing out its inferior opponents, even if the end result doesn’t always indicate as much (at least by oddsmakers’ standpoints).
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We’re not saying by any means that Rice will keep this one close. They won’t, and if they do, it’ll be the story of the century I college football.
But like we’ve seen before, oddsmakers may have gotten a little too excited about the talent gap between these two programs.
LSU will walk away with a convincing win—it just won’t be by 44 or more points.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: LSU Tigers 43 – Rice Owls 7
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