Vanderbilt vs. LSU - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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LSU Tigers (17-4) at Vanderbilt Commodores (8-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Memorial Gym)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores +12 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LSU Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in college basketball action from Vanderbilt University Memorial Gym on Wednesday.
LSU enters this one at 17-4 on the year. The Tigers are riding a 10-game winning streak right now, taking out Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi again in their last five outings.
In the win over the Rebels, LSU’s Javonte Smart led the team on 21 points, three assists and two rebounds. Marlon Taylor doubled up on 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Trendon Watford added 13 points and nine boards.
Over on the Vanderbilt side, they’re 8-13 overall. The Commodores are riding a nine-game losing streak right now, falling to South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida in their last trio.
In the loss to the Gators, Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. led the team on 15 points with five rebounds and two assists. Saben Lee added 11 points with three rebounds and three assists in that one also.
The Commodores are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. Vanderbilt is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and the under is 6-1 in the last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight after a straight-up win. LSU is 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight overall and the over is 22-8 in their last 30 road games.
LSU has been on a nice scoring run during this winning streak, and they’ve hit 73 or more points in five of their last six games. There have been several close calls over the last 10 games however: two points versus Texas, two versus Florida, one versus Mississippi State, etc.
As for Vanderbilt, they’ve been pretty underwhelming lately no matter who they’ve gone up against. The Commodores just don’t have the offense to keep up here. I’m going LSU.