LSU vs. Tennessee Pick
Should No. 18 Tennessee cruise to a win at home when the Volunteers play host to LSU tonight at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Tennessee is favored at home tonight, as the Volunteers are getting odds of -9.5 points against LSU. The over/under total for the game is listed at 141.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee and will air live on the SEC Network.
Tennessee has won three straight coming into tonight, including a 68-45 win at Iowa State this past weekend. The Vols are 15-5 overall, 5-3 in the SEC and 11-7 against the spread. Tennessee is averaging 76.6 points per game this season while allowing 67.6 per contest. Grant Williams is leading Tennessee with 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest. Admiral Schofield is adding 12.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
LSU is coming off a 95-70 loss at Auburn this past weekend for its fourth loss in five games. The Tigers are now 12-8 overall, 3-5 in the SEC and 9-8 against the spread. LSU is putting up 78.8 points per game on offense while allowing 72.4 per contest. Tremont Waters is leading LSU with 15.2 points and 5.8 assists per game while Duop Reath is adding 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
LSU has won two straight meetings with Tennessee, covering the spread in both games. The Tigers have been struggling, losing their last two on the road. That includes a loss at Vanderbilt. The Vols are in a nice run, winning six of their last seven and three straight at home. I think Tennessee has the better all-around team and playing at home should help push them over the line. The public betting is slightly with Tennessee as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE -9.5