LSU vs. Tennessee - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (14-14) at LSU Tigers (21-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday Night at the Pete Maravich Center in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 21-8 this season and they have won four of their last five games as they play their final home game of the season. LSU is averaging 73.9 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Jarell Martin leads the Tigers averaging 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 16.3 points and 9.9 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.8 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. LSU is 13-3 at home and 10-6 in the SEC.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-14 this season and they have lost their last five games. Tennessee is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 15.5 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, Kevin Punter is averaging 10.3 points, and Robert Hubbs III is averaging 6.5 points. Tennessee is 4-5 on the road and 6-10 in the SEC.
LSU is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 6-1 against the spread against the SEC. Tennessee is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 4-0 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. The underdog has covered the point spread in nine of the last 11 meetings of these two.
The total is at 131.5 and as usual this time of the year the books are dialed in but I look for this one to slide over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.