Arkansas vs. LSU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas vs. LSU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU (20-9) at Arkansas (18-11)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)

The Line: Arkansas -2 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The LSU Tigers (20-9, CONF 11-5) and Arkansas Razorbacks (18-11, CONF 6-10) face off in an SEC showdown at the Bud Walton Arena. LSU knocked off Arkansas 79-79 earlier this season.

The LSU Tigers had a great start to the early part of their season but the last month they haven't played as strong. OVer the last nine games, LSU has only won three games and they have really hurt their NCAA tournament seed. 

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On the road this season LSU has an elite offensive team averaging 81.2 points per game, but the defense has let them down giving up 81.5 points. 

LSU is led by guard Skyler Mays who is averaging 16.2 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. In this game if LSU wants to come away with a win, Mays and the rest of the offense is going to need to have a big game. 

The Arkansas Razorbacks have been up and down this season and over the last eight games they have only two wins. In the last game Arkansas’s defense let them down in a big way giving up 99 points against Georgia. 

Arkansas’s offense is usually strong but their defense is what at times has let them down in a big way. At home this season Arkansas is giving up 62.7 points per game and they are going to need the defense to be strong. 

Guard Mason Jones is the star for the Razorbacks averaging 21.3 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. 

The over is 7-1 in the Tigers last eight games overall.The over is 38-14 in LSU’s last 52 games as an underdog. The over is 14-2 in Arkansas’s last 16 games against the SEC. The over is 17-4 in Arkansas’s last 21 games overall. The over is 13-3 in Arkansas’s last 16 games as a favorite. 

These are both teams who can score a lot of points, and it’s going to happen again in this one. Over the last five games Arkansas is averaging 77.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.4 points. Look for this to be an up-tempo game with very little defense being played. Back the over to cash with ease.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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