The (#23) LSU Tigers (3-2) will face off against the (#21) Missouri Tigers (5-0) in Week 6. LSU took their second season loss last Saturday against the Ole Miss Rebels, 55-49. The shootout ended with the Rebels outscoring the Tigers 21-7 in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Missouri won easily against the Vanderbilt Commodores 38-21. Quarterback Brady Cook passed for a career-high 395 yards while tossing four touchdowns.
(#23) LSU Tigers vs. (#21) Missouri Tigers Odds and Match Details
- Fixture: LSU @ Missouri
- Date and Time: October 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
- Location: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
- Weather Forecast: Sunny, 57 Degrees
- Field Surface: AstroTurf
LSU Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers Injury Report
LSU Tigers Injuries
- Kyren Lacy (WR)-Lower Body: PROBABLE
- Chris Hilton (WR)-Undisclosed: DOUBTFUL
- Armoni Goodwin (RB)-Undisclosed: OUT
- Landon Ibieta (WR)-Undisclosed: QUESTIONABLE
- Aaron Anderson (WR)-Hamstring: DOUBTFUL
- Javen Nicholas (WR)-Lower Body: PROBABLE
Missouri Tigers Injuries
- Mekhi Miller (WR)-Undisclosed: OUT
- Peanut Houston (WR)-Undisclosed: OUT
LSU Tigers Key Stats
The LSU Tigers score 44 points per game, trailing just Ole Miss for the most in the SEC. Quarterback Jayden Daniels has been electric, throwing for 1,710 yards and 16 touchdowns against two picks on a 73% completion percentage. The rushing attack is equally impressive, averaging 5.5 yards per rush attempt. The Tigers lead the conference in total yards and yards per play while being one of the best teams in holding into the football.
Defensively, LSU has been a disaster. They have surrendered 31 points per game, while opposing passers complete 61% of their passes for 260 yards and 2.6 scores per game. The front seven has been equally bad, allowing 5.0 yards per rush attempt. LSU coughs up an SEC-worst 6.5 yards per attempt. LSU also needs to do a better job of turning the ball over.
Missouri Tigers Key Stats
The Missouri Tigers score 32 points per game, the eighth-highest mark in the SEC. Veteran quarterback Brady Cook has taken an enormous step forward in 2023, throwing for 1,468 yards and 11 scores against zero interceptions. He has also added three rushing touchdowns. However, Missouri has struggled to run the ball this season. They are averaging just 4.0 yards per rush attempt. Behind their massive passing attack, they remain in the top half of the conference in yards per game and yards per play while being the best in the fewest turnovers committed.
Missouri is middle-of-the-pack in most defensive team categories. They surrender 20.8 points per game, the eighth-highest average in the SEC. However, the secondary has been poor, with opposing passers lighting them up for 242 yards per game on a 64% completion percentage. The Tigers make their money stopping the run, with backfields averaging a lowly 2.5 yards per rush attempt. They lead the SEC in the fewest rushing yards allowed per contest (74.8).
I like the over in this contest. Missouri’s Brady Cook and LSU’s Jayden Daniels have combined for 27 touchdowns against two interceptions to start the season. This SEC tilt will feature two of the best passers in the country. Meanwhile, team defenses have yet to be flawless. The matchup heavily favors the offenses, specifically the passing attacks. So, let’s roll with the over in this ranked contest.