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Florida vs. LSU: Tigers installed as touchdown favorites over Gators

LSU's favored by about a touchdown over the Gators for their Saturday showdown in Tiger Stadium.

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LSU has been made a touchdown favorite over Florida for their Saturday game (3:30 p.m., CBS) at Tiger Stadium, according to lines released by various sportsbooks this Sunday.

SB Nation's odds partner, OddsShark, shows the opening line for LSU-Florida favoring LSU by 6.5 points, with current odds at three online sportsbooks giving LSU a seven-point edge.

Florida and LSU have tended to play either very close games or blowouts of late — since 2007, the games in the series have been decided by four, 30, 10, four, 30, and eight points, in chronological order.

Personally, I think about a touchdown is the right number for this line, though I wouldn't be surprised to see the line fluctuate between six points and seven points over the course of the week, as bettors try to get value for the Gators or Tigers — if LSU's favored by seven, Florida's the better bet, and if the line's 6.5, the Tigers look slightly better to me.


Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.