Tennessee vs. LSU - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (17-7) at Tennessee Volunteers (14-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the LSU Tigers face off on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-9 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Tennessee is averaging 64.6 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 16.1 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.9 points, Armani Moore is averaging 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 6.9 points. Tennessee is 9-3 at home and 6-5 in the SEC.
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The LSU Tigers are 17-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. LSU is averaging 74.3 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Jordan Mickey leads the Tigers averaging 17 points and 10.8 rebounds. Jarell Martin is averaging 16.2 points and 9.0 rebounds, Keith Hornby is averaging 12.7 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. LSU is 5-2 on the road and 6-5 in the SEC.
Tennessee is 11-5 against the spread against the SEC, 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. LSU is 7-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 8-1-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings of these two.
I am not sure why Tennessee is favored here so I will take the points with LSU.