College Football Week 7 Picks: Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IOctober 8, 2013

College Football Week 7 Picks: Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers

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    The Florida Gators are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games versus the LSU Tigers, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 7 picks Saturday, as the two teams prepare to meet at Tiger Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Gators are 7.5-point underdogs in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 49 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Florida Gators

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    The Florida Gators will dress up as underdogs for the first time this season, as they come off a 30-10 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks as 12.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy has completed 72.2 percent of his passes for 530 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception since taking over for the injured Jeff Driskel.

LSU Tigers

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    The LSU Tigers are coming off a 59-26 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs as seven-point road favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a sixth time to start the season.

    College football handicappers will find that the Tigers are 63-5 under head coach Les Miles when scoring 30 or more points.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Florida Gators, as they haven't allowed more than 20 points in 12 consecutive Southeastern Conference games.

    College Football Pick: Florida Gators +7.5

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