Vanderbilt at LSU: 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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LSU Tigers (14-8) vs Vanderbilt Commodores (7-13)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
Betting Odds: LSU Tigers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 158 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vanderbilt Commodores and LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Vanderbilt Commodores come into this game with a 7-13 record overall but they have lost three of their last four games. The one win during that stretch was in their last game against the Ole Miss Rebels by a final score of 75-70. Vanderbilt on the season is averaging 73 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from behind the three point line. Scotty Pippen Jr has been the best player for Vanderbilt averaging 20.5 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the LSU Tigers who sit with a 14-8 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Arkansas, the offense scored 75 points, but the defense gave up 83 points and that led to the defeat. LSU on the season is averaging 82.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 75.5 points per game. LSU wants to get up and down and push the pace but most of the time their defense really doesn’t have much success. Guard Cameron Thomas is averaging 22.8 points per game and has been the leader of this team. To come away with the victory it’s going to be about the defense stepping up in a big way.
Vanderbilt is 6-0-3 against the spread in their last nine games overall. The over is 8-2 in Vanderbilt’s last ten road games. The over is 40-16-1 in LSU’s last 57 games against the SEC.
LSU is going to run up the score again in this game, but they are once again going to have issues playing defense. Look for both teams to run up the score, and that is going to be the difference as this game goes over the total.