Arkansas Razorbacks vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs LSU Tigers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+3)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2) travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the LSU Tigers (8-2). Arkansas opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 158.5.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-2 for the season. They have an average of 88.2 points per contest (9th in D-1) while going 46.2% from the floor. The Razorbacks are shooting 35.6% on shots from downtown (116 of 326) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Arkansas is pulling in 43.3 boards per contest and has racked up 192 dimes for the campaign, which is 29th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.2 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Razorbacks have forced 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They concede 30.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 115th in the country in PPG allowed (67.3). The Razorbacks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.4% (286 of 725) and they surrender 34.2 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 217th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 137 surrendered for the campaign.
The Arkansas Razorbacks took the court against the Georgia Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 99-69 in their last game. Arkansas ended the contest with a 52.2% FG percentage (36 out of 69) and converted 12 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Razorbacks converted 15 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists for the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to the defense, Arkansas let their opponent shoot 52.2% from the field on 36 of 69 shooting. Georgia distributed 11 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bulldogs grabbed 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Georgia finished the game at 76.9% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of their 13 attempts. They converted 5 of their 19 attempts from distance.
Moses Moody is one player who played a role for the matchup. He racked up 25 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Moody went 60.0% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Razorbacks was Davonte Davis. He snagged 7 rebounds and also had 6 assists. He finished 64.3% from the field for the game by going 9-of-14 (20 points). Overall, Davis played 36 min.
LSU has a record of 8-2 this year. LSU has accounted for 856 points so far this year (85.6 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per game. The Tigers have committed 17.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 77.8% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Tigers are shooting 49.1% from the floor, which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.4 times per contest (184th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 179th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.0. The LSU defense gives up 27.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (79 of 284) and opponents are knocking down 67.2% of their foul shots. They relinquish 13.3 dimes and 33.7 total boards per game, which ranks them 207th and 113th in the nation. They have forced 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the field (97th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the LSU Tigers took home the win by a final score of 75-61 when they played the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while recording 11 steals in this matchup. The Rebels were called for 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, LSU converted 8 out of 21 tries (38.1%). In all, the Tigers went 27 out of 56 from the floor which had them shooting 48.2%. The Tigers allowed the Rebels to make 17 of 48 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.4% in the game. They wrapped up this game 30.8% from distance by connecting on 8 of 26 and ended up shooting 19 of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). When discussing rebounding, LSU permitted Ole Miss to collect 27 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Trendon Watford pitched in for the Tigers for this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 43.8%, which gave him 21 points. Watford collected 6 rebounds in his 31 minutes and had 3 dimes in the game. One more player that was pivotal for LSU was Javonte Smart. He left the arena with 17 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 of 14 from the floor for the matchup. Smart ended the game having shot 42.9% from the field and also totaling 6 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LSU (-3)
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