LSU vs. Utah NIT Prediction 

NIT Predictions: Will LSU vs. Utah turn into Shootout? 3/19/18

The LSU Tigers and Utah Utes meet Monday night in the NIT. Will the game turn into a shootout so bettors can cash the over?

Game Snapshot

(619) LSU Tigers at (620) Utah Utes

Monday, March 19, 2018

TV: ESPNU, 9:00 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Utes are 4.5-point home favorites to beat the Tigers, while the over/under currently sits at 148.5 points.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Utes opened as 3.5-point home favorites but the line has climbed a full point to 4.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it opened at 147.5 but has climbed a full point as well to 148.5.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Utes to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 70% of the betting tickets are on the over.

KEY INJURIES

Aaron Epps (triceps), Tremont Waters (nose) and Skylar Mays (hand) are all probable for LSU. Brandon Rachal (disciplinary), however, is questionable for the Tigers. Meanwhile, Utah does not have any player listed on its injury report.

BETTING STRATEGIES

Any time LSU is in action the over winds up being profitable more times than not. In the Tigers' last 52 games overall, the over is 35-17. In their last four road games, the over is a perfect 4-0. The over is also 21-10 in LSU's last 31 games coming off a loss, is 5-1 in its last is road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600, and is 4-0 in the Tigers' last four road games when facing a team with a winning home record.

 

NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: LSU/UTAH OVER 148.5

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