Missouri vs. LSU - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (11-2) at Missouri Tigers (6-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the LSU Tigers face off on Thursday at Mizzou Arena in a SEC college basketball matchup.
The Missouri Tigers are 6-7 this season and they are coming off of a win against Lipscomb that ended a three game losing streak. Missouri is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Johnathan Williams III is averaging 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to lead Mizzou. Montaque Gill-Caesar is averaging 11.5 points, Wes Clark is averaging 8.6 points, and Keith Shamburger is averaging 8.2 points. Missouri is 5-2 at home this season and this is their SEC conference opener.
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The LSU Tigers are 11-2 this season and they have won their last eight games. LSU is averaging 75.6 pints and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Jarrell Martin lead Louisiana State averaging 18.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.2 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. LSU is 2-0 on the road and this is their Southeastern Conference opener.
Missouri is 2-6 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 8-23-2 against the spread following a win. LSU is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 6-1-1 against the spread against s team with a losing record.
At 132.5 the over is the play for me as this one goes well past that number.