Arkansas vs. LSU - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (10-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (11-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -9 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks square off in SEC college basketball action on Wednesday night.
The LSU Tigers will look to build some momentum after winning their 7th game in their last 9 outings after a 69-68 win over Texas A&M. Tremont Waters led the team with 21 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 5 threes, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, while Aaron Epps and Skylar Mays each added 11 points to round out the double digit scoring for the Tigers in the win. Epps added 8 rebounds, while Mays dished out a team-high 6 assists. Duop Death fell just one point shy of a double-double with 9 points along with his 10 rebounds. Waters leads LSU with an average of 17.4 points and 5.9 assists per game, while Epps leads the team in rebounding with 6.2 boards per game this season. As a team, LSU is scoring 82.6 points per game on 50.2% shooting from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc and 74.4% from the foul line this season.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to rebound from a pair of back-to-back losses, including a 88-77 setback at the hands of Auburn in their last outing. Jaylen Barford led the team with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 3 assists. Anton Beard came 2nd with 11 points and Daryl Macon added 10 points with 3 steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Hogs in the loss. Trey Thompson and Darious Hall also pulled down a team-high 6 rebounds apiece in the losing efforts. Barford leads the team in scoring with 18.9 points per game, while Macon leads the team with 3.8 assists per game and Daniel Gafford leads the team in rebounding with 6.1 boards per game this season. As a team, Arkansas is scoring the 9th-most points per game in the country with 88.5 per game on 50.5% shooting from the field, 39.7% from behind the arc and 67.6% from the foul line this season.
LSU is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 conference matchups while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win. Arkansas is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference matchups while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. LSU is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Arkansas.
Okay, I know LSU hasn’t had much success in Arkansas, and the Razorbacks are 6-1 ATS this season. But Arkansas has had their own struggles against the SEC against the spread, failing to cover in their last 4 conference outings while LSU hasn’t had much more success but they’ve bagged the occasional cover here and there. Plus, we are getting nearly double digits with the team in much better form, so I’ll gladly take the points with LSU in a game I see going down to the wire.