ESPN Releases Early Prediction For LSU-Florida

first_imgA low-angle shot of Tiger Stadium during LSU-Florida.BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 17: Leonard Fournette #7 of the LSU Tigers prepares to run the ball against the Florida Gators at Tiger Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Following an upset win over Auburn at home, the Florida Gators head to Baton Rouge for an equally-huge showdown with the LSU Tigers.The Gators are riding high at 6-0 on the season despite numerous injuries. Florida’s defense has been phenomenal, allowing 21 points or less all year, four of which were against Power Five foes. But the injuries, especially at quarterback, has the potential to leave them at a major talent disadvantage against one of the best teams in the country.Speaking of best teams in the country, LSU is looking better than it has in years thanks en route to a 5-0 start and a No. 4 ranking. Led by Heisman contender Joe Burrow, the Tigers have scored at least 42 points in every game this year. The only concern may be the defense, which gave up over 35 points to Texas and lowly Vanderbilt.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the LSU-Florida game. ESPN’s computer model believes that LSU has a big advantage in this game. The computer model gives the Tigers a 76.0 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.Tiger Stadium will undoubtedly be rocking with over 100,000 attendees and College GameDay coming to town.The last three meetings between the two have all resulted in the lower-ranked team winning. Last year it was No. 22 Florida beating No. 5 LSU in Gainesville. Can Florida make it two in a row for the first time in a decade?The game will be played at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN.last_img read more