Arkansas vs. LSU Prediction
Will No. 19 LSU continue its unbeaten run through the SEC tonight when the Tigers play host to Arkansas at 6PM ET?
693 Arkansas vs. 694 LSU
Saturday, February 2, 2019
6PM ET – Pete Maravich Assembly Center
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, LSU is favored at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -8.5 points against Arkansas. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154 points. The public betting currently has 87 percent going on LSU at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Razorbacks struggling on the road
Arkansas is coming off a 70-60 win at home over Georgia this week, but the Razorbacks have lost their last three road games. Still, Arkansas has covered the spread in three straight. The Razorbacks are 12-8 on the season, 3-4 in the SEC, 2-3 on the road, 10-10 against the spread and 15-5 with the under.
Arkansas has been respectable on offense, as the Razorbacks are putting up 77.7 points per game while shooting only 32.7 percent from the arc. Defensively, Arkansas is giving up 72.1 points per game while holding opponents to 40.5 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is leading the team with 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game while Mason Jones is adding 14.3 points per contest.
LSU finding ways to win
It hasn’t always been easy, but LSU has managed to stay unbeaten in the SEC following a 72-57 win at Texas A&M. The Tigers have covered the spread in six of their last seven as well. LSU is now 17-3 on the season, 7-0 in the SEC, 11-0 at home, 11-8-1 against the spread and 11-8 with the over.
LSU has been one of the better offenses in the nation this year, averaging 82.6 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent. Defensively, the Tigers could be better. They are giving up 71.6 points per game while opponents shoot 42.6 percent. Tremont Waters is leading LSU with 15.3 points and 5.9 assists per game while Skylar Mays is adding 13.3 points per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Razorbacks are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games.
The Tigers have covered the spread in four straight Saturday games and they are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine SEC games.
LSU had to go to OT to pick up a 94-88 win at Arkansas back on Jan. 12. Still, the Tigers covered the spread and they have covered in three straight meetings with Arkansas. The Razorbacks have needed defense to win, but they are giving up over 80 points per game on the road. That will be a problem against this LSU team. The Tigers can score and they have been really strong at home when it comes to defense. LSU won’t overlook this Arkansas team after going to OT just a few weeks ago.
College Basketball Prediction: LSU -8.5