Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-0) vs. LSU Tigers (1-0)
November 12, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: LSU Tigers -20 / Arkansas State Red Wolves +20 ; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the LSU Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action from Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Arkansas State is 1-0 so far following an opener win versus Harding. As for LSU, they managed to beat UMKC in their first game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arkansas State managed to go 18-11 overall last season with an 8-7 run in Sun Belt matchups. That result left the Red Wolves in sixth place in the standings behind Texas State, Appalachian State, Georgia State, Troy and South Alabama.
In their season opener versus Harding University, the Red Wolves posted a 40-28 edge by halftime. Arkansas State cruised from there in an 86-55 blowout win. Avery Felts led the team on 16 points with seven assists.
Over on the LSU side, they managed to go 22-12 overall last year with a 9-9 run in the SEC. The Tigers finished in fifth place behind Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. LSU made the national tourney but fell in the First Round.
Back on Wednesday versus UMKC in their season opener, the Tigers put up 41 points in the first half and 33 more from there in a 74-63 win. Adam Miller led the way on 18 points, and KJ Williams doubled on 13 points and 14 rebounds.
PICK: I’m probably staying with LSU here but not going near it. The Tigers did a pretty good job against UMKC in their opener this week, shooting 42.1 percent from the field (38.1 percent from 3-point range) with 45 rebounds and 16 assists along the way. LSU kept the Roos at 32.8 percent shooting with only 4-of-25 made 3-pointers. I think the Tigers can keep it going here, but it’ll be a more difficult matchup against Arkansas State. Should be a fun one.