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The Cheez-it Citrus Bowl will see the LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers hit the field on Monday, January 2, 2023. The matchup starts at 1:00 PM ET and airs on ABC.
The Tigers are solid favorites (-8) in their game against the Boilermakers, with the over/under at 58 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tigers are -330 and the Boilermakers are +255.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for LSU vs. Purdue
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Stadium: Camping World Stadium
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LSU Betting Insights
- Purdue’s ATS record is 5-8-0 this season.
- Purdue is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 8 points or more this season.
- Purdue games have gone over the point total in eight out of 13 opportunities (61.5%).
LSU Stats & Insights
- LSU is averaging 442.2 yards per game on offense (31st in the FBS), and rank 48th on the other side of the ball, yielding 361.6 yards allowed per game.
- On offense, LSU ranks 38th in the FBS with 32.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 46th in points allowed (361.6 points allowed per contest).
- LSU ranks 37th in pass offense (261.6 passing yards per game) and 41st in pass defense (208.8 passing yards allowed per game) this year.
- From an offensive standpoint, LSU ranks 44th in the FBS with 180.6 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 72nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (152.8).
- LSU ranks 86th in third-down defense this season (40.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with a 47.3% third-down percentage.
- With 16 forced turnovers (60th in the FBS) against 17 turnovers committed (73rd in the FBS), LSU (-1) has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
LSU’s Best Players
- Jayden Daniels has thrown for 2,774 yards, completing 68.5% of his passes and tossing 16 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also run for 818 yards (62.9 ypg) on 180 carries with 11 rushing touchdowns.
- Josh Williams has been handed the ball 98 times this year and racked up 536 yards (48.7 per game) with six touchdowns.
- Malik Nabers’ leads his squad with 846 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 63 receptions (out of zero targets) and scored two touchdowns.
- Kayshon Boutte has hauled in 48 receptions totaling 538 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Jaray Jenkins has been the target of zero passes and compiled 27 grabs for 404 yards, an average of 36.7 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone six times through the air this season.
- Harold Perkins has six sacks to pace the team, and also has 10 TFL, 65 tackles, and one interception.
- LSU’s top-tackler, Micah Baskerville, has 74 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
- Joseph Foucha has a team-leading one interception to go along with 31 tackles and two passes defended.
Purdue Betting Insights
- Purdue has a 5-8-0 record against the spread this year.
- When they have played as at least 8-point underdogs this season, the Boilermakers are 1-1 against the spread.
- Out of Purdue’s 13 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (61.5%).
Purdue Stats & Insights
- With 410.3 total yards per game on offense, Purdue ranks 49th in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 38th, allowing 350.0 total yards per game.
- From an offensive perspective, Purdue is compiling 28.1 points per contest (70th-ranked). It ranks 53rd in the FBS defensively (24.6 points allowed per game).
- Purdue’s pass offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with 286.5 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 213.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 50th.
- In terms of rushing, Purdue ranks 97th in the FBS on offense (123.8 rushing yards per game) and 43rd on defense (136.2 rushing yards allowed per contest).
- Purdue’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 22nd-best in the FBS with a 32.8% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is putting up a 40.0% third-down rate, which ranks 55th.
- After forcing 18 turnovers (40th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 20 times (108th in the FBS) this season, Purdue sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.
Purdue’s Best Players
- Aidan O’Connell leads Purdue with 3,481 yards on 319-of-498 passing with 22 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions this season.
- Devin Mockobee is his team’s leading rusher with 183 carries for 920 yards, or 76.7 per game. He’s found the end zone nine times on the ground, as well. Mockobee has also chipped in with 28 catches for 248 yards.
- Dylan Downing has rushed for 352 yards on 92 carries with four touchdowns.
- Charlie Jones paces his team with 1,361 receiving yards on 110 receptions with 12 touchdowns.
- Payne Durham has caught 56 passes and compiled 560 receiving yards (43.1 per game) with eight touchdowns.
- TJ Sheffield’s zero targets have resulted in 39 receptions for 424 yards and three touchdowns.
- Jack Sullivan leads the team with five sacks, and also has six TFL and 31 tackles.
- Sanoussi Kane is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 62 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
- Cam Allen leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 38 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.