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Arkansas vs LSU Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds
Razorbacks vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks at LSU Tigers
- Where: Baton Rouge at Pete Maravich Assembly Center
- Date: Wednesday, December 28th
- Betting Odds: Arkansas -5, ARK -219 | LSU +176 O/U 144.0
Arkansas will take their 7 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 11-1. On the road, the Razorbacks will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 2-0. This season, Arkansas has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 10-0. For today’s contest, Arkansas have a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Arkansas’ leading scorer this season is Ricky Council IV who is averaging 18.33 points per contest. So far, IV has accounted for 23.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.75 rebounds per game and 2.75 assists. Anthony Black is the second leading scorer for the Razorbacks, averaging 12.58 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 38.9% of the team’s scoring.
Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs LSU, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 12 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.
Through 12 games, the LSU Tigers have an overall record of 11-1. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 9-0. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
KJ Williams comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 19.33 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is LSU’s top rebounder at 8.25 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Adam Miller who is second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.1% of his shots and is adding 2.0 boards per game.
On offense, LSU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 12 games, they have only hit 31.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.64% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks -5
For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Arkansas on the spread as -5 point favorites over the LSU Tigers. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread on the road, as the school is 9-1 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a LSU unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Razorbacks take care of business and cover as -5 point favorites.
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