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Vanderbilt vs LSU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/9/23

LSU Tigers (14-18) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (18-13)
March 9, 2023 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -4.5 / LSU Tigers +4.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The LSU Tigers and Vanderbilt Commodores meet Thursday in the college basketball SEC Tournament Second Round at the Bridgestone Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The LSU Tigers are averaging 67.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. KJ Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Adam Miller is averaging 11.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Derek Fountain is dishing 0.8 assists and Cam Hayes is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.

The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 72 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Liam Robbins is averaging 15 points and 1 assist, while Tyrin Lawerence is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Stute is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Vanderbilt Commodores are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Commodores are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Commodores last 7 overall. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

It’s going to take more than a win over Georgia for me to get on the LSU Tigers bandwagon, and they had to work for that win. This is pretty much a true home game for the Vanderbilt Commodores, just in a different arena, and they do win in the favorite role by an average of 8.1 points. Vanderbilt is going to have a big crowd presence and the rest advantage. How can I not lay the reasonable number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores -4.5

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