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The Tennessee Volunteers (4-0) play on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET versus the LSU Tigers (4-1) at Tiger Stadium.
The Volunteers are small favorites (-2.5) in their game against the Tigers, with the over/under being 64 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Volunteers are -147 and the Tigers are +117.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Tennessee vs. LSU
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Stadium: Tiger Stadium
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Tennessee Betting Insights
- LSU has covered the spread twice in three opportunities this year.
- LSU is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
- LSU has not gone over a point total in three games with a set over/under.
Tennessee Stats & Insights
- Tennessee ranks 95th in total defense this year (407.0 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 559.3 total yards per game.
- Tennessee ranks 28th in scoring defense this year (19.0 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with 48.5 points per game.
- While Tennessee ranks fourth-worst in the FBS in passing defense with 309.3 passing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on offense, as the offensive unit ranks best in the FBS (365.8 passing yards per game).
- Tennessee ranks 31st in rushing yards this year (193.5 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 97.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
- On defense, Tennessee has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 16th-best by allowing a 28.3% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 40th (45.1% third-down percentage).
- Tennessee owns the 34th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing eight turnovers (45th in the FBS) while turning it over five times (29th in the FBS).
Tennessee’s Best Players
- Hendon Hooker has 1,193 passing yards for Tennessee, completing 71.7% of his passes and recording eight touchdowns this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 175 rushing yards (43.8 ypg) on 35 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Jaylen Wright, has carried the ball 55 times for 256 yards (64.0 per game), scoring four times.
- Jabari Small has carried the ball 44 times for 184 yards (46.0 per game) and four touchdowns.
- Jalin Hyatt’s leads his squad with 325 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 23 catches (out of 27 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
- Cedric Tillman has put together a 246-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 17 passes on 28 targets.
- Bru McCoy has a total of 211 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 13 passes and scoring two touchdowns.
- Elijah Herring has 2.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 2.0 TFL and five tackles.
- Aaron Beasley is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 27 tackles and 1.0 TFL.
- Kamal Hadden leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 19 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
LSU Betting Insights
- LSU is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
- In games it has played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this year, LSU is 1-0 against the spread.
- LSU’s three games with a set total this season have all finished under the over/under.
LSU Stats & Insights
- LSU has been dominant on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering only 293.8 total yards per contest (19th-best). On offense, it ranks 42nd by putting up 443.4 total yards per game.
- LSU’s defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 14.8 points allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is compiling 35.6 points per game, which ranks 34th.
- LSU is compiling 247.6 passing yards per game on offense this season (68th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 183.8 passing yards per contest (26th-ranked) on defense.
- LSU is posting 195.8 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (28th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 110.0 rushing yards per contest (32nd-ranked) on defense.
- LSU ranks 37th in the FBS with a 45.5% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 51st with a 34.8% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
- LSU sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 21st-best at +5.
LSU’s Best Players
- Jayden Daniels has thrown for 915 yards (183.0 ypg) to lead LSU, completing 67.9% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 321 yards (64.2 ypg) on 60 carries with three touchdowns.
- Armoni Goodwin has run for 198 yards across 34 attempts, scoring five touchdowns.
- Malik Nabers has hauled in 290 receiving yards on 22 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
- Brian Thomas Jr. has put together a 197-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 12 passes on 18 targets.
- Jaray Jenkins’ 14 targets have resulted in 13 grabs for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
- BJ Ojulari has racked up 4.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Jay Ward, LSU’s tackle leader, has 25 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception this year.
- Micah Baskerville has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 11 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended to his name.