Tigers vs. Commodores Prediction
The 18th-ranked LSU Tigers are unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play and are big favorites tonight at the Vanderbilt Commodores. Can LSU cover the double-digit spread?
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Memorial Gymnasium at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 146.5 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Tigers ease past Rebels
Louisiana State posted a 73-63 home victory Saturday over Mississippi to improve to 17-4 overall and 8-0 in conference action. The Tigers established a 40-20 halftime advantage en route to the win. Javonte Smart led LSU with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He also contributed three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Trendon Watford tallied 13 points, nine boards and two assists. Marlon Taylor added 13 points, 11 caroms and two steals off the bench.
Commodores stay winless in SEC
Vanderbilt lost 61-55 at home Saturday night versus Florida to fall to 8-13 overall and 0-8 in SEC play. The Commodores trailed 26-21 at halftime and were unable to recover. Scotty Pippen Jr. led Vandy with 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting plus 7-of-11 at the charity stripe. He also registered five rebounds and two assists. Saben Lee added 11 points, three boards, two dimes and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 2-1 ATS versus Vanderbilt over the last three seasons. The over is 2-1 in the last three meetings.
The Commodores is 20-31 ATS over the last two seasons. Vanderbilt is 15-31 ATS at home the last three seasons.
The Tigers are the much better team in this matchup obviously, but they also have a date at Auburn on deck. Louisiana State has not won any of its last three road games by more than four points and Vanderbilt is coming off a game where it was relatively competitive. I'm going to take a shot on the big home underdogs in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: VANDERBILT COMMODORES +11