One SEC Tourney Total to Bet Early
Here's why bettors should play the over/under total in Thursday night's LSU versus Mississippi State matchup now.
(713) LSU Tigers vs. (714) Mississippi State Bulldogs
Thursday, March 8, 2018
TV: SEC Network, 7:00 p.m. ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Mississippi State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Bulldogs are 1.5-point favorites to knock off the Tigers, who also opened as 1.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 145.5 but has already dropped to 144.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks.
Who Public Bettors Like: Mississippi State. As of Thursday morning, 79% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bulldogs to cover the small spread. Meanwhile, 69% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: Here's why I'd bet the under now. Sharps are already eating away at the number, which is why it has dropped a full point off the opening line. In LSU's last 36 neutral site games, the under is 25-11. In Mississippi State's last six games coming off a win of more than 20 points, the under cashed five times. This number is inflated with the over hitting in 10 of the last 12 meetings between these two teams. I see a defensive struggle between these two teams tonight in St. Louis.
SEC TOURNAMENT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: LSU/MISSISSIPPI STATE UNDER 144.5