LSU Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (+3)
The LSU Tigers (17-8) head to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arkansas Razorbacks (22-5). Arkansas opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 165.5.
LSU enters this game with a win-loss record of 17-8 so far this season. They are averaging 82.4 points per outing (8th in college hoops) on 46.8% from the floor. The Tigers are hitting 34.5% on shots from downtown (201 of 582) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, LSU is pulling down 38.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 314 dimes this year, which is 172nd in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.6 fouls per game. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They relinquish 30.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 286th in D-1 in PPG allowed (75.3). The Tigers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.8% (664 of 1,588) and they relinquish 37.4 boards per game as a team. They rank 252nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 336 conceded for the campaign.
The LSU Tigers played the Ole Miss Rebels and went home with a win by a final score of 76-73 in their last contest. LSU finished with a 44.6% FG percentage (29 of 65) and made 7 of 20 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Tigers made 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 37 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to defense, LSU allowed 40.6% from the field on 26 out of 64 shooting. Ole Miss earned 8 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, Ole Miss snagged 39 boards (17 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Ole Miss ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 20 shots. They converted 6 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Trendon Watford is someone who was a major factor for this game. He finished with 24 points on 11 out of 14 shooting. He played 38 minutes and pulled down 7 boards. Watford finished shooting 78.6% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Tigers was Darius Days. He had 12 rebounds in his 33 minutes played. He finished shooting 53.3% from the field in the game via 8-of-15 (20 points). Overall, Days finished the game without a dime.
Arkansas has a record of 22-5 for the year. The Razorbacks are responsible for committing 17.0 personal fouls every game and they go 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.9 times per contest (71st in the nation) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Arkansas has scored 2,236 pts so far this year (82.8 per game) and they pull in 39.9 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Razorbacks are connecting on 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 100th in D-1. The Razorbacks defensively are ranked 188th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.4. They have conceded 12.0 assists and 35.6 boards per contest, which has them ranked 98th and 215th in college hoops. The Arkansas defense concedes 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (201 of 626) and their opponents are making 68.0% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (77th in the nation).
For their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 70-64 against the Missouri Tigers. The Razorbacks snagged 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the game. They also gave up possession 20 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Tigers earned 25 fouls for the game which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for 22 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 68.2%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Arkansas made 5 of their 15 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Razorbacks finished shooting 25 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 45.5%. The Razorbacks allowed the Tigers to make 22 out of their 52 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.3% in the game. They finished shooting 33.3% from distance by going 6 out of 18 and ended up going 14 of 21 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to team rebounding, Arkansas permitted Missouri to pull down 28 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Justin Smith was important for the Razorbacks in this contest. He converted 6 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 8 rebounds. Smith accumulated 16 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes for this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Arkansas was Davonte Davis. He walked away with 4 dimes in 28 minutes played, and he put in 4 of 12 from the floor. Davis ended the game having shot 33.3% from the floor while notching 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LSU (+3)
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