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    At Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Malik Nabers and the LSU Tigers (3-2) play Luther Burden III and the Missouri Tigers (5-0) in a battle between two star wide receivers, beginning at 12:00 PM ET.

    The LSU Tigers are the favorites (-5.5) in their game versus the Missouri Tigers, with the over/under being 64.5 points. (On the moneyline, the LSU Tigers are -227 and the Missouri Tigers are +185.)

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    Game Info for LSU vs. Missouri

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Columbia, Missouri
    • Stadium: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium
    LSU vs Missouri Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    LSU -5.5 -110 -110 64.5 -110 -110 -227 +185

    LSU Pick Insights

    • LSU is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • LSU is 1-1 against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • In LSU’s four games with a set total, all have hit the over.

    LSU Stats & Insights

    • LSU has struggled on defense, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS (429.4 yards allowed per game) this season. However, the defense ranks fourth-best, yielding an average of 551.6 yards per game.
    • LSU ranks 107th in scoring defense this year (31 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with 44 points per game.
    • LSU has the sixth-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (353.6 passing yards per game), but ranks 24th-worst on defense (260.2 passing yards allowed per game).
    • LSU is averaging 198 rushing yards per game on offense this season (27th in the FBS), and is giving up 169.2 rushing yards per game (104th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • While LSU ranks 13th-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 47.1% third-down conversion rate allowed, it’s been a different situation on offense, where the LSU Tigers rank fourth-best in the FBS (56.7% third-down percentage).
    • With five forced turnovers (99th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (18th in the FBS), LSU’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 47th in college football.

    LSU’s Best Players

    • Jayden Daniels has been a dual threat for LSU so far this season. He has 1,711 passing yards, completing 73.1% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 292 yards (58.4 ypg) on 60 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Logan Diggs has racked up 354 yards on 57 carries while finding the end zone three times.
    • Nabers’ 625 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 54 times and has totaled 40 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Brian Thomas Jr. has put together a 537-yard season so far with eight touchdowns, reeling in 33 passes on 41 targets.
    • Kyren Lacy’s eight grabs have yielded 150 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Harold Perkins has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Major Burns, LSU’s tackle leader, has 30 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Andre Sam leads the team with one interception, while also recording 26 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.

    Missouri Betting Insights

    • Missouri is 3-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Missouri’s four games with a set total.

    Missouri Pick Insights

    • Missouri ranks 32nd with 451.4 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 29th with 317.2 total yards ceded per game on defense.
    • Missouri ranks 53rd in the FBS with 32 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 41st with 20.8 points given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Missouri’s pass defense ranks 91st in the FBS with 243 passing yards allowed per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 14th-best by accumulating 304.4 passing yards per contest.
    • Missouri has been excelling on run defense, giving up only 74.2 rushing yards per game (ninth-best). Offensively, it ranks 80th in the FBS by piling up 147 rushing yards per game.
    • Missouri is generating a 39.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (79th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 36.8% third-down rate (59th-ranked) on defense.
    • Missouri owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 47th in the FBS.

    Missouri’s Best Players

    • Brady Cook has compiled 1,468 yards (293.6 yards per game) while completing 74.5% of his passes and recording 11 touchdown passes this season.
    • Cody Schrader is his team’s leading rusher with 81 carries for 463 yards, or 92.6 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well.
    • Nathaniel Peat has totaled 257 yards on 56 carries with two touchdowns, while also catching five passes for 76 yards and one score.
    • Burden has racked up 644 receiving yards on 43 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Theo Wease has 24 receptions (on 36 targets) for a total of 254 yards (50.8 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Mookie Cooper’s 13 grabs (on 17 targets) have netted him 193 yards (38.6 ypg).
    • Nyles Gaddy has collected 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up two TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Ty’Ron Hopper is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 26 tackles and three TFL.
    • Kris Abrams-Draine leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 17 tackles and three passes defended.
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