LSU Tigers (5-0) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1)
November 26, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +9.5 / LSU Tigers -9.5; Over/Under: +140
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and LSU Tigers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Raider Arena. The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on their 3-1 record. The LSU Tigers look to improve to 6-0 on the year.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 72.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Sam Sessoms is averaging 19.3 points and 3.3 assists, while Seth Lundy is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. John Harrar is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Pickett is dishing 4.5 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The LSU Tigers are averaging 85.4 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 51 points on 33.2 percent shooting. Darius Days is averaging 19.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Tari Eason is averaging 13.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. Efton Reid is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Murray is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 24.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.
The Nittany Lions are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Nittany Lions last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall.
The LSU Tigers are comfortably the more talented team and should be favored, but this is a neutral site game, and it often takes guys time to adjust to the rims and what not. The Penn State Nittany Lions are also a gritty team that slows things down and can really grind out a competitive contest. Give me PSU and the points.