The seventh-ranked LSU Tigers will look stay unbeaten while handing the struggling South Carolina Gamecocks their fourth loss of the 2015 season when the two longtime rivals square off in their Week 6 SEC showdown on Saturday at 11 a.m. live from Williams-Bryce Stadium.
The bowl game-hopeful Gamecocks are hoping to play this game at home despite massive flooding in the state due to torrential rain and widespread flooding that has been levied on the state because of Hurricane Joaquin.
Both schools announced Monday that they plan to play the game as scheduled but will continue to monitor the situation. Okay, with that said, let’s find out if the Gamecocks can pull off the big upset at home.
A Closer Look At The No. 7 LSU Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks College Football Week 6 Odds & TV Info
What: No.7 LSU Tigers (4-0) at South Carolina Gamecoks (2-3)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Columbia, SC
Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium
Weather: 73° F | Afternoon Clouds
Spread: LSU -13
Moneyline: LSU -500 vs South Carolina +400
Game Total: 49
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: LSU vs South Carolina
Bet The LSU Tigers at -13 Because…
Two words Leonard Fournette!
Fournette has been absolutely unstoppable this season n racking up a whopping 864 yards through four games while averaging a stellar 5.5 yards per carry and topping the 200-yard plateau in each of LSU’s last three games. The bruising sophomore sensation has scored 11 rushing touchdowns and two more through the air while moving to the top of the Heisman Trophy race.
LSU rolled all over Eastern Michigan 44-22 in Week 5, but failed to cover the spread as an insane 45-point home favorite to drop the Tigers to 1-3 ATS on the season. The Tigers are ranked 36th in scoring (35.0 ppg) and 47th in points allowed (21.5 ppg) and have won both of their two SEC matchups this season.
Bet The South Carolina Gamecocks at +13 Because…
The Gamecocks are absolutely desperate and playing at home.
Outside of the two aforementioned reasons to back South Carolina, there really isn’t a whole lot I can say to encourage college football bettors to back the Gamecocks.
South Carolina looked lost and confused in their 24-10 Week 5 loss to Missouri (just as I predicted) and once again, failed to find a suitable starting quarterback, even though head ball coach Steve Spurrier has played all three of his signal-callers this season.
Former starter Connor Mitch is out of action, likely for the rest of the season, with a severe shoulder injury. Backup Perry Orth got his shot to replace Mitch, but failed miserably, leaving freshman Lorenzo Nunez to get his first career start against Mizzou.
Unfortunately, the young quarterback struggled immensely in throwing three interceptions in the loss.
"We wished he would have thrown those to a little different spot," Spurrier said. "We’ve got to get the ball to the open guy at the right time. We didn’t do that."
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that South Carolina is in real trouble against LSU in this contest and simply doesn’t stand much of a chance of winning outright – if any.
Having said that, clearly the only question that needs to be answered for this Week 6 mismatch is whether or not LSU will cover the spread as nearly two-touchdown road faves.
A convincing 64 percent of the betting public likes LSU to win and cash in and I’m going to say that is undoubtedly the right call, with South Carolina (20.0 ppg) averaging a whopping 16.0 points less per game than LSU while simultaneously allowing 5.8 points per game more than their SEC counterparts.
LSU has scored 34 points or more in each of their last three games while topping the 40-point plateau twice during the stretch. Conversely, South Carolina has been held to 20 points or less in two of their last three games and simply looked awful in getting held to 10 points against Missouri.
The Tigers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing home record while South Carolina has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five SEC games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record.
LSU wins and cashes in with room to spare. My final score prediction is LSU 38, South Carolina 21.