Free College Football Picks Today: Louisiana State Tigers vs Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Louisiana State Tigers vs Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The No. 6 Louisiana State University Tigers (8-2, 5-2 Home) will be out to build on their winning run when they host the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (5-5, 0-4 Away) at Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

The Tigers are 14.5-point favorites, and the total is 52.5. UAB is coming off a one-sided 41-21 win over North Texas at Protective Stadium last Saturday. Dylan Hopkins was 15 of 23 for 234 yards and a touchdown. Jermaine Brown Jr. ran 24 times for 150 yards and a touchdown. Tejhaun Palmer caught one pass for 75 yards.

LSU won for the fourth straight game last Saturday, beating Arkansas 13-10 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Jayden Daniels threw for 86 yards and an interception. Josh Williams carried 19 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. Kayshon Boutte caught four receptions for 49 yards.


The Blazers are averaging 32.0 points per game for the season, 40th in FBS, and they are facing a Tigers defense that has surrendered 21.0 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, LSU has scored 32.6 points a game this season, 38th in the country, and UAB is allowing 21.3 PPG (32nd).

The Blazers rank as one of the nation’s top teams in rushing yards per game (246.4, 6th), while they are 98th in passing yards (208.7). The Tigers are 41st in passing yards allowed per game (207.9) and 54th against the run (140.5).

LSU is 55th in the nation in passing yards per game (240.3) and 39th in rushing (184.9). UAB’s defense will present a challenge through the air, as the Blazers are 17th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (182.6). Against the run, the Blazers are 82nd (155.8).


Through eight games, Dylan Hopkins has thrown for eight touchdowns (2 INT) and 183.4 yards per game to lead UAB in passing. In three away games this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 136.0 yards passing.

DeWayne McBride leads the team in rushing with an average of 156.0 yards a game over nine games. He has 17 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Trea Shropshire is the Blazers’ leading receiver with 76.5 yards a game and four TDs.

Jayden Daniels has 14 passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 208.0 yards per game through 10 games to lead LSU. In seven home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (1 INT) and an average of 223.6 yards. Jayden Daniels also leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.9 yards per game.

He has 10 touchdowns on the ground. Malik Nabers has been a key target in the Tigers’ passing game. He has one touchdown and a 52.8 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


UAB is winless away from Protective Stadium this season.

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LSU -14.5 (-115)

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