The LSU Tigers host the Arkansas Razorbacks Wednesday in an SEC showdown. LSU is 3-1 in the SEC and coming off of a 75-61 win over Ole Miss as a 2.5 point dog on Saturday. The Razorbacks played on Saturday as well and routed Georgia 99-69 as a nine-point favorite. Arkansas is now 2-2 in the SEC.
Razorbacks rout the Georgia BulldogsArkansas was selected to finish sixth in the SEC this season, according to three-man-weave.com. The Razorbacks are 10-2 on the season but have lost two of their last three games. The team began the season with non-conference wins over Mississippi Valley State, North Texas, UT Arlington, Lipscomb, Southern, Central Arkansas, Oral Roberts, and Abilene Christian. Arkansas then defeated Auburn 97-85 in their SEC opener before falling 81-60 to #12 Missouri and 79-74 to #9 Tennessee. Arkansas bounced back with a 99-69 win as a nine-point favorite against Georgia on Saturday. Arkansas is rated 25th in the nation according to KenPom, and have faced the 192nd most difficult schedule.
Arkansas has five double-digit scorers led by 6’6 freshmen Moses Moody, the No. 45 rated high school senior in the country last season, with 16.7 ppg, and 6’1 junior JD Noate with 15.4 ppg.
Arkansas has been explosive offensively, racking up 88.2 ppg, which is ninth in the nation, while shooting 46.2% from the field. Defensively the Razorbacks are allowing 67.3 points per game and holding opponents to 39.4% shooting from the field, which is 43rd in the nation.
Tigers go for 9th winLSU was selected to finish third in the SEC this season according to three-man-weave.com The Tigers are off to an 8-2 start and are 24h in the nation according to KenPom. The Tigers' schedule is rated 141st in the nation with non-conference wins over SIU Edwardsville, SE Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston State, and Nicholls. In the SEC LSU has defeated Texas A&M, Georgia, and Ole Miss. The only non-conference blemish on the schedule was an 85-81 setback to Saint Louis on November 28. LSU also lost to Flordia 83-79 in SEC play on January 2.
The Tigers have four double-digit scorers led by Cameron Thomas with 22.3 points per game, Trendon Watford has added 17.8 ppg, followed by Ja'Vonte Smart with15,4 ppg and Darius Days with 13.5 ppg.
Once again, LSU has been one of the best offensive teams in the country this season, averaging 85.6 points per game, which is 14th in the nation, and shooting 49.1% from the field, which is 31st. Defensively the Tigers are allowing 70 points per game and holding opponents to 41.4 shooting from the field.
- Razorbacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
- Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.