NCAAF Games of the Year: LSU out for revenge hosting Gators

Jul 3, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest games of the college football season. Covers Expert Will Rogers gives you his insight into some of the marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NCAAF Week 7:  Florida Gators at LSU Tigers (-4)
Past History:  Florida 3-2 SU/ATS Last 5 Years
Early Look at Florida: A great second season in Gainesville was somewhat marred by an ugly loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl (as two-touchdown favorites).  Their only regular season loss came to Georgia, a game that saw the Gators turn the ball over six times. With only 10 returning starters on both sides of the ball and a suspect offense, UF ranks behind both Georgia and South Carolina in the SEC East pecking order coming into the year. A brutal schedule featuring only three league home games and LSU, South Carolina and Georgia all away is also cause for concern.
Early Look at LSU: No team in the country lost more talent to the NFL than the Bayou Bengals, who saw 10 players from last year’s squad declare early. Les Miles has only 12 returning starters in Baton Rouge and, as a result, they too are being pegged for third place in their division (behind Alabama and Texas A&M).  There is a good chance the Tigers will be ranked outside the Top 11 for only the third time in 11 years at the start of the season. Despite losing only three games in 2012, last season was considered disappointing for the program.
Where This Line Will Move: LSU is at home and playing with revenge, so the natural lean for the public will be in their direction. Barring anything unforeseen, this should be the 10th straight meeting where both teams are ranked in the Top 25.

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