College Football PicksOne of the most highly anticipated match ups for week six of the college football betting season is now looking as though it could end up being a dud, as the number-14 ranked Florida Gators host the number-12 ranked LSU Tigers in an SEC contest. The Gators were hyped as a team that could challenge Alabama’s supremacy atop the NCAAF entering their contest last weekend at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and ended up getting absolutely rolled over by the Crimson Tide 31-6. Can Florida head coach Urban Meyer get his team back in it before this weekend?

LSU Tigers @ Florida Gators

Saturday October 9, 2010 – 7:30 PM ET


Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida


Broadcast: ESPN


Odds: Florida - 7


Total: 43

The Tigers travel after three straight sports betting wins at home, including only one against a ranked opponent, which was a 20-14 win over number-22 West Virginia. LSU barely got through a visit from the Tennessee Volunteers, prevailing 16-14, which made it consecutive weeks over which the Tigers have one by less than seven points. Both teams may have gotten the benefit of being hyped too much entering this season, and a loss for either team could be a pull back to reality.

NCAA Handicapping: What LSU Will Have To Do To Win?

Despite getting the win last weekend against Tennessee, LSU head coach Les Miles is still treating this week as though his team is coming off of a loss, as a two-point win over a Volunteers’ team that wasn’t expected to keep it close has people talking. Miles has come under fire recently for his questionable play-calling and game management skills-or lack thereof, and despite six winning seasons including a national title, is feeling the heat a little bit. Despite being a run-oriented team, quarterback Jordan Jefferson will need to be much better under center for the Tigers to have a Northbet shot. With two touchdowns and six interceptions so far this season, Jefferson has not nearly been good enough.

NCAA Handicapping: What Florida Will Have To Do To Win?

The Gators were held to just three points against Alabama last week, and will need to be much better than that to bounce back with a win this week. Quarterback John Brantley has had his share of struggles this year replacing NFL betting star Tim Tebow, and will need to be better than the two interceptions and 50-percent completion percentage he put up against the Crimson Tide. The onus isn’t entirely on the offense however, as Florida allowed 24 of the 31 points Alabama scored in the first half. The defense will need to better this week to give the Gators a shot.

NCAA Handicapping: Outlook & Pick

The Gators are coming off a crushing loss, and despite that LSU hasn’t looked its best over the past couple of weeks, a touchdown may be too much to expect of Florida this week.

NCAA Football Betting Pick: LSU +7

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