LSU- Pluses and Minuses
The Tigers have issues versus the run and that could certainly hurt them today against a team that focuses on the ground game and is averaging 299 yards per game rushing. The defense will rely on LB Devon White (80 TCKLs, 2.5 SCKs, 7.5 TFL, 3 PD), DE Christian Lacouture (49 TCKLs, 4.5 SCKs, 6 TFL), and DT Greg Gilmore (36 TCKLs, 4.5 SCKs, 5 TFL). CB Andraez Williams (6 PD, 3 INTs) will be asked to secure the secondary.
- Solid rush attack
- QB Etiling offers accuracy
- Defense may be challenged versus rush
Alabama Pluses and Minuses
The defense is deep. DL Raekwon Davis (31 TCKLs, 5.5 SCKs, 6.0 TFL) and DB Levi Wallace (2.0 SCKs, 4.5 TFL, 3 INTs, 9 PD) are premium defenders. LB Mack Wilson has three picks. On offense, QB Jalen Hurts (62.9 COMP%, 9 TDs, 1 INT) is a major dual threat. Along with tossing nine touchdown-passes, he’s run for six while averaging 6.8 YPA. RB Damien Harris is averaging 8.6 YPA. He has accumulated 607 yards on 81 carries, scoring 10 times. Bo Scarbrough has rished for six TDs, while freshman WR Henry Ruggs III has just five pass catches but each has been for a touchdown.
Crimson Tide Summary
- On of the best and deepest defenses around
- Great rush attack
- Enough passing to keep opponents off balance
Three Major Takeaways
Here are what we think are the major factors in our LSU plays Alabama 2017 college football free pick.
- Alabama rush attack vs. LSU rush D favors Tide
- If Etling has a good day, he can keep it close
- Crimson Tide can overwhelm in second half
Tigers at Crimson Tide Free Pick
We really think that the Tide wants to make a major point in this game. In our LSU plays Alabama 2017 college football free pick, we really like Alabama even at -20.0. Take ‘Bama at -20 and the over at 46.0.