College baskeball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Commodores
Vanderbilt Commodores vs LSU Tigers Odds
The LSU Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Commodores will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 6-8 ATS. Vanderbilt is 4-12 on the totals; LSU is 9-5.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 91 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Commodores sit at No. 169 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 69-63.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits LSU's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 71.8 PPG, against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 69 at 61.4 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.
Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.
Vanderbilt was a 58-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Vanderbilt suffered a 58-54 loss against Alabama on Saturday, getting 15 points from Kedren Johnson in a losing effort at Memorial Gymnasium.
LSU won its last outing, a 69-68 result against Mississippi State on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Tigers grabbed a 69-68 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Anthony Hickey at Humphrey Coliseum.
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas are 8-2
After playing Alabama are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Alabama are 5-5
After playing Mississippi State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Commodores at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games when playing on the road against LSU
Vanderbilt is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
LSU is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 6 games when playing Vanderbilt
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 5 games when playing at home against Vanderbilt
LSU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt home to Arkansas, Saturday, February 9
LSU at Alabama, Saturday, February 9