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LSU Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/21/14

Missouri Tigers (14-3) at LSU Tigers (11-5)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

The Line: LSU Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The LSU Tigers and the Missouri Tigers face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.

The LSU Tigers have won two of their last three games and they are 2-2 in SEC conference play. LSU is 7-2 at home this season and they have played the 76th ranked schedule in the country. Johnny O’Bryant III is averaging 14.2 points and 7.6 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Jordan Mickey is averaging 13.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, Andre Stringer is averaging 12 points, and Jarrell Martin is averaging 9.1 points. LSU is averaging 75.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. LSU hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 50.

LSU Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/21/14

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The Missouri Tigers have won two of their last three games and are 2-1 on the road this season. Mizzou is 2-2 in the SEC and they are in a logjam in sixth place in the standings. Jabari Brown leads Missouri averaging 18.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.6 points, Earnest Ross is averaging 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Johnathan Williams III is averaging 7.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Missouri is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Missouri is 14-3 overall and 4-1 against teams with a RPI better than 100.

LSU is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. Missouri is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 0-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.

While this line looks out of whack Missouri’s issues and deficiencies at the Head Coach spot are going to haunt them until they make a move there so LSU covering here isn’t a reach at all, it is a probability. 

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LSU Tigers -4.5

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