Arkansas vs. LSU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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LSU Tigers (20-9) at Arkansas Razorbacks (18-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -2 -- Over/Under: 153.5
The LSU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday.
LSU enters this matchup at 20-9 so far. In the last five games, LSU is just 2-3, with losses to Alabama, Kentucky and Florida alongside wins over South Carolina and Texas A&M otherwise.
In the win over Texas A&M, LSU’s leading scorer was Skylar Mays with 24 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The only other LSU player to finish in double-figures in that victory was Javonte Smart, who tallied 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Over on the Arkansas side, they’re 18-11 this year. After winning consecutive games over Missouri and Tennessee, Arkansas feel in their last outing to Georgia on Saturday.
In the loss to Georgia, Arkansas’ lead scorers were Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones, each with 26 points, three rebounds and a combined six assists between the two players. Desi Sills had a nice outing there as well with 21 points and six boards for Arkansas.
Arkansas is 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss. Arkansas is 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and the over is 17-4 in their last 21 overall.
Meanwhile, LSU is 1-4 ATS in their last five Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last four after a straight-up win. The over is 7-1 in LSU’s last eight overall and 36-15 in their last 51 road games.
The good news for LSU is that they’re 2-1 in their last three games, and they hung around pretty well with Kentucky in a 79-76 home loss. The bad news is that LSU has scored 66 or fewer points in each of their last two games, which follows what had been a nice offensive run dating back to January.
As for Arkansas, they’ve scored well over their last four games, but outside of that they’ve been letting some of the better teams get away from them lately and just haven’t finished competitively. That said, with a good home push here Arkansas should do pretty well. I’m still going with LSU on the cover, though.