Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2) at LSU Tigers (8-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers meet in college basketball action from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday night.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to add to their 10-2 record on the year after a 99-69 loss to Georgia last time out. Moses Moody leads the Razorbacks in scoring with 16.7 PPG to go along with 5.6 RPG while JD Notae has 15.4 PPG and Desi Sills has 11.8 PPG with 4 RPG. Justin Smith has 11.6 PPG with a team-high 7.1 RPG while Jalen Tate has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for the Hogs up to this point in the year. Connor Vanover also has 8.5 PPG with 6.8 RPG as well this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 88.2 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 35.6% from 3-point range and 73.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.3 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field and 30% from 3-point range this season.
The LSU Tigers will look to build on their 8-2 mark after a 75-61 win over Ole Miss last time out. Cameron Thomas leads the Tigers in scoring with 22.3 PPG while Trendon Watford is 2nd in scoring with 17.8 PPG to go along with 6.7 RPG and 4 APG and Javonte Smart has 15.4 PPG to go along with a team-high 4.1 APG this season. Darius Days also has 13.5 PPG to go along with a team-high 8.1 RPG to make up the scoring in double figures for LSU heading into Wednesday’s game against Arkansas. As a team, LSU is averaging 85.6 PPG on 49.1% shooting from the field, 36.5% from 3-point range and 77.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70 PPG on 41.1% shooting from the field and 27.8% from 3-point range this season.
Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against teams with a winning record while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 road games. LSU is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I get why LSU would be favored at home, but the problem with the Tigers is that while they’re hot this line is almost begging you to take the Tigers. Arkansas has done well lately, covering in four of their last five games and the Hogs have the offense to go shot for shot with LSU here. The Razorbacks have had issues playing up to competition, like losing to Tennessee and Missouri, but teams on their level and below the Razorbacks have just buried on offense. I think we see more of the same here so I’ll take the free bucket with Arkansas though I’m not sure we need it.