The 22nd-ranked LSU Tigers will get their season underway as 13-point favorites on their home court when they meet the Bowling Green Falcons (1-0) at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Bowling Green Falcons at LSU Tigers Betting Odds
The Falcons dismantled the Tiffin Dragons in their last game, 94-73. With 16 points and 12 rebounds, Daeqwon Plowden played well for Bowling Green. Bowling Green dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.5 and a free throw rate of 0.236. Tiffin put up marks of 17.0 and 0.147, respectively, for those same stats.
LSU made the tournament last season following a 25-3 regular season campaign that earned them a three seed in the tournament. They reached the Sweet 16, where they fell to the Michigan State Spartans.
Meanwhile, the Tigers owned records of 25-3 SU and 14-12-4 ATS last season. Of the Tigers’ 30 games last year, 16 finished over the O/U total.
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the nation’s top rebounding teams square off. The Tigers rank 10th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.8 percent), while Bowling Green ranks 18th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.2 percent) since the 2018-19 season.
Bowling Green at LSU Betting Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Lsu, ATS Winner – LSU, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- LSU ranks 31st in rebounds per game (38.7) while Bowling Green ranks 203rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
- The Tigers average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 57th in the NCAA. The Falcons rank 68th in blocks allowed per game (2.9).
- The Tigers rank 13th in steals per game (8.8) while the Falcons rank 171st in steals allowed per game (6.5).
- LSU averages 21.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 221st in the NCAA. Bowling Green ranks 304th in three pointers allowed per game (26.6).