LSU Tigers (12-7) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (13-6)
January 24, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -12.5 / LSU Tigers +12.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The LSU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from the Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Arkansas is listed as a 12.5-point home favorites with an attached ML price of -900. The total for this game is set at 139.5 points.
For LSU, Justice Hill remains out indefinitely with a personal matter while Mwani Wilkinson is out for the season with a shoulder injury. For Arkansas, Nick Smith Jr. remains out indefinitely with a knee injury while Trevon Brazile is out for the season with a knee ailment of his own.
LSU won the last meeting between these two on December 28th, 2022, by a final score of 60-57, snapping Arkansas’ 3-game win streak head-to-head.
LSU is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss by 20 or more points. Arkansas is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m backing the under. The first meeting between these two teams saw just 117 points scored and while I do think we’ll see a few more points this time around, I’m not sure we’ll see THAT much more here. LSU’s offense is clearly struggling and Arkansas is in dire need of Nick Smith Jr. returning from injury. I just don’t see how we get into the 140s here, so give me the under.