Arkansas vs. LSU - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (21-9) at Arkansas Razorbacks (24-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers close out their regular season college basketball schedules as they face off on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena in SEC matchup.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 24-6 this season and they have won 11 of their last 13 games. Arkansas is averaging 79.1 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.3 points and 5.4 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.9 points, Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.2 points. Arkansas is 17-1 at home 13-4 in the SEC.
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The LSU Tigers are 21-9 this season and they have won four of their last six games. LSU is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Jarell Martin leads the Tigers averaging 16.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 16 points and 9.9 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.2 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. LSU Is 7-3 on the road and 10-7 in the SEC.
Arkansas is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. LSU is 9-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games. The favorite has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a must win for LSU and while I don’t know if they win outright, they leave it all on the court and cover at worst.