LSU vs UMKC 11/9/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

LSU vs UMKC 11/9/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The UM Kansas City Roos and LSU Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The UM Kansas City Roos look for a win after losing to Lincoln (MO). The LSU Tigers are coming off a 22-win season. 

The UM Kansas City Roos are averaging 56 points on 38.9 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 35 percent shooting. Shemarri Allen is averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds, while RayQuawndis Mitchell is averaging 13 points and 1 assist. Allen David Mukeba Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Precious C. Idiaru is grabbing 2 rebounds. The UM Kansas City Roos are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 52.9 percent from the free throw line. The UM Kansas City Roos are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.

The LSU Tigers will begin the Matt McMahon head coaching era. Mwani Wilkinson returns after averaging 4 points and 3 rebounds, while Justice Williams averaged 1.7 points and 0.7 assists. Parker Edwards played in 35 minutes last season and Brandon Egemo played in 9 minutes. The LSU Tigers lost a ton of production from last season, including their top-6 scorers. The good news for LSU is that its recruiting class was stacked with Tyrell Ward, Jalen Reed, Corneilous Williams and Shawn Phillips. LSU also snagged Murray State transfer KJ Williams, who was the OVC Player of the Year last season. 

The Roos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Roos last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall.

The LSU Tigers have a lot of new players, and it may take some time to get rolling, but the talent gap is quite large. The UMKC Roos just lost their season opener to a division II school. Yeah… There's no excuse why LSU shouldn't win this game comfortably. UMKC can't be backed with confidence given how it looked its first time out.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:LSU Tigers -22.5