Marquette Golden Eagles vs. LSU Tigers - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (3-0) at Marquette Golden Eagles (1-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and the LSU Tigers will face off on the opener of the Fanduel Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are coming off of a 89-61 loss to Iowa and are currently sitting on a 1-2 record. Marquette was beat badly due to turning the ball over 19 times. On Offense they were led by Guard Haanif Cheatham who scored a team high 12 points and collected 4 rebounds but turned over the ball 7 times. Through three games the leading scorer of the Golden Eagles is Henry Ellenson who is averaging 14.0 points per game and 9.0 rebounds. Duane Wilson is second on the team with 13.3 points per game and 3.3 assists. This is the first game in the Fanduel Legends Classic with the winner playing the winner of the ASU and NC State game.
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The LSU Tigers are coming off of a 78-66 win over South Alabama and are currently 3-0. LSU’s leading scorer was Freshman Ben Simmons who scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Guard Antonio Blakeney also added 22 points hitting 4 three pointers. Through 3 games the Tigers leading scorer is Antonio Blakeney who is averaging 19.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. Right behind him is Ben Simmons who is averaging 18.7 points per game and 12.7 rebounds. LSU is looking good so far this season and this will be their biggest test so far this season.
LSU is 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games following a against the spread loss. The Tigers are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing record. Marquette is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 neutral site games. The Golden Eagles are 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games overall.
Marquette has gotten off to a rough start and they will need to get ready for LSU who is off to a hot start. LSU will have the best player on the floor in Ben Simmons. Simmons will be the difference maker in this game. Take LSU to cover this small spread.