LSU at Arkansas: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (18-5) vs LSU Tigers (14-7)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -4 -- Over/Under: 161 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LSU Tigers will travel to Bud Walton Arena to take on the 20th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The LSU Tigers had their 3-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 14-7 on the season after being defeated by the Georgia Bulldogs, 91-78, this past Tuesday night. LSU had no answers on the defensive end for the Georgia offensive attack and could not fight back after the Bulldogs took a 69-47 lead with 10:46 left in regulation. LSU shot 40.3% from the field and 26.7% from beyond the arc while Georgia shot 46.4% from the field and 29.0% from beyond the arc. LSU was outrebounded by Georgia by a 47-40 margin while each team committed 11 turnovers. Leading the way for the Tigers was Cameron Thomas who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal.
On the season, LSU is averaging 82.9 ppg on 47.1% shooting from the field. The Tigers are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, LSU has been led by Cameron Thomas (22.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apg), Ja’Vonte Smart (16.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.3 spg), Trendon Watford (16.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg), & Darius Days (12.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, LSU is allowing their opponents to average 75.2 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of 0.1 and a turnover margin of 2.0.
The 20th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks won their 5th straight game and improved to 18-5 on the season after defeating the 6th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, 81-66, this past Wednesday night. Arkansas was outstanding defensively against Alabama and was able to pull away after an 8-0 run gave the Razorbacks a 54-47 lead with 11:07 left in regulation. Arkansas shot 46.3% from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc while Alabama shot 37.7% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Arkansas outrebounded Alabama by a 39-38 margin and forced 16 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Razorbacks was Moses Moody who had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, & 1 steal.
On the season, Arkansas is averaging 82.4 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Razorbacks are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 33.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Arkansas has been led by Moses Moody (16.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg), JD Notae (12.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Justin Smith (11.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.2 spg), & Jalen Tate (11.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Arkansas is allowing their opponents to average 70.0 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Razorbacks have a rebound margin of 4.6 and a turnover margin of 2.7.
The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Razorbacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
If you like offense, make sure you tune into this game as LSU comes into this game ranked 8th in scoring offense while the Razorbacks rank 13th. As much as LSU can score the basketball, their defense certainly has struggled this season, ranking just 279th in scoring defense and between the fact that Arkansas is 14-1 at home and I think their defense can give LSU trouble on their home court similar to what they did to Alabama, I think the play here is to take the Razorbacks to cover. Good Luck!