Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers Free Prediction 01/08/20

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The LSU Tigers (9-4, 1-0 SEC) and their great offense welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-1, 1-0 SEC) and their exceptional defense. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and will air on ESPNU.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. LSU Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Tigers defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 78-64, while the Razorbacks beat the Texas A&M Aggies 69-59.

Arkansas’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over Texas A&M. The Razorbacks had a rate of 12.2 (better than their season average of 16.7), while the Aggies posted a mark of 24.0 (above their season average of 20.0). The Tigers, meanwhile, made 12 of their 14 free throws (85.7 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 17.2). LSU’s Javonte Smart played well, finishing with 21 points. Arkansas, meanwhile, was led by Mason Jones, who had 17 points and six rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Razorbacks won the last game 90-89. Arkansas made 13 of their 24 three pointers (54.2 percent), while LSU was 5-24 (20.8 percent). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

This showdown pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. LSU currently ranks 17th in offensive efficiency and Arkansas is third in defensive efficiency.

Arkansas vs. LSU Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Lsu, ATS Winner – LSU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Arkansas ranks 26th in three pointers allowed per game (17.9) while LSU ranks 226th (24.9).
  • The Razorbacks rank 18th in assists allowed per game (9.4) while the Tigers rank 117th (12.5).
  • Arkansas ranks 15th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while LSU ranks 41st (2.6).
  • The Tigers rank 68th in rebounds per game (38.8) while the Razorbacks rank 206th in rebounds allowed per game (37.1).
  • Arkansas averages 9.6 steals per game, which ranks 14th in the country. LSU ranks 129th in steals allowed per game (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.8 points per game (2.7 below their season average).
  • The Razorbacks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 14.5 for the season.