UIW Cardinals vs. LSU Tigers Betting Prediction


The LSU Tigers (6-2) and the UIW Cardinals (5-5) square off at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Tigers will try to continue their five-game winning streak. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

UIW Cardinals vs. LSU Tigers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Tigers easily got past the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, 94-63, while the Cardinals got blown out by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 87-37.

LSU dominated every stat category in the contest. They had a turnover percentage of 10.2 and a free throw rate of 0.364. Southeastern Louisiana had marks of 24.3 and 0.222, respectively, for those same stats. UIW, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.184 vs. 0.175). LSU rallied around Naz Reid, who recorded 17 points and six rebounds. Antoine Smith Jr. had a solid performance for UIW, finishing with 16 points.

The high-powered offense of LSU will face off against the bottom-tier defense of UIW. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Tigers rank 40th in offensive efficiency, while the Cardinals are 295th in defensive efficiency. The Tigers should have the edge on that end of the court.

UIW Cardinals at LSU Tigers Free Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • LSU averages 8.0 steals per game, which ranks 24th in the NCAA. UIW ranks 225th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
  • The Cardinals average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 54th in the country. The Tigers rank 135th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • LSU ranks 233rd in rebounds per game (34.0) while UIW ranks 265th (33.3).
  • The Tigers rank 123rd in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while the Cardinals rank 296th (16.5).
  • LSU ranks 113th in assists per game (14.3) while UIW ranks 271st (10.8).