Free College Football Picks Today: Citrus Bowl 2023

Free College Football Picks Today: Citrus Bowl 2023
Mon 2nd January 2023

The No. 16 Louisiana State University Tigers (9-4, 3-2 Away) travel to face the Purdue University Boilermakers (8-5, 4-2 Home) at Camping World Stadium on Monday. The Tigers are 14.5-point favorites, and the total is 56.LSU is coming off a one-sided 50-30 loss against No. 1 Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3.

Garrett Nussmeier threw for 294 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Josh Williams ran six times for 55 yards. Malik Nabers caught five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. Purdue lost 43-22 to No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3.

Aidan O’Connell was 32 of 47 for 366 yards and two interceptions. Devin Mockobee carried 17 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and added six catches for 31 yards. Charlie Jones hauled in 13 receptions for 162 yards.


The Tigers are averaging 32.3 points per game for the season, 41st in FBS, and they are facing a Boilermakers defense that has surrendered 24.6 PPG (56th). Meanwhile, Purdue has scored 28.1 points a game this season, 71st in the country, and LSU is allowing 23.7 PPG (48th).

The Tigers rank 38th in the nation in passing yards per game (261.6) and 48th in rushing (181.1), while the Boilermakers are 53rd in passing yards allowed per game (213.9) and 45th against the run (136.2).

Purdue has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 287.2 passing yards per game (18th), while ranking 107th in rushing yards (123.1). The Tigers are allowing 209.2 passing yards (43rd) and 152.5 rushing yards per game (73rd).


Through 13 games, Jayden Daniels has thrown for 16 touchdowns (3 INT) and 213.4 yards per game to lead LSU in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has four TDs (2 INT) and an average of 182.4 yards passing. Jayden Daniels also leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.9 yards per game.

He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Malik Nabers is the Tigers’ leading receiver with 65.7 yards a game and two TDs. Aidan O’Connell has 22 passing touchdowns (13 INT) with 290.8 yards per game through 12 games to lead Purdue.

Devin Mockobee has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 76.7 yards a game through 12 games. He has nine touchdowns. Charlie Jones has been a star in the Boilermakers’ aerial attack. He has 12 touchdowns and a 104.7 yard per game average through 13 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

LSU -14.5 (-110)

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