LSU vs. Arkansas - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (8-7) at LSU Tigers (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and LSU Tigers square off Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 84.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Moses Kingsley is averaging 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds while Anthlon Bell is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists. Dusty Hannahs is the third double-digit scorer and Jabril Durham is dishing 7.4 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. Arkansas is allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have split their last 10 road games.
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The LSU Tigers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 83.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Ben Simmons is averaging 20.3 points and 12.6 rebounds while Keith Hornsby is averaging 14.9 points and 1.8 assists. Craig Victor II is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Tim Quarterman is dishing 3.6 assists. The LSU Tigers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. LSU is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won 12 of their last 15 home games.
The Razorbacks are 33-68 ATS in their last 101 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Razorbacks are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Louisiana State and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
LSU is a young team that's really starting to find itself as of late and has Arkansas outmatched at almost every position. The Razorbacks lack of defense from deep will be the difference in this game, resulting in a Tigers win and cover.