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LSU Just Can’t Cover The Spread

LSU Ben Simmons

LSU dropped their first game of the season Monday when they lost to Marquette, but they once again failed to cover, which if far from an abnormality. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS this season, despite a 3-1 SU record. LSU will try and bounce back Tuesday when they clash with NC State at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Shark Bites
  • Four NC State players are averaging 13.5 points or more per game this season.
  • Ben Simmons leads LSU in points, rebounds, blocks and is second in steals.
  • The OVER is 3-1 in NC State’s four games this season.

LSU did not want to lean too heavily on super prospect Ben Simmons coming into the season, but that has been exactly what has happened. The freshman is averaging a staggering 19.3 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through his first four career games.

NC State is a shell of the team that ousted LSU from March Madness last season, with three of the Wolfpack’s top four scorers gone this season.  

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-2 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs the number. The LSU Tigers, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 0-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 3-1 and the LSU Tigers go 2-2 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the North Carolina State Wolfpack at No. 124 and the LSU Tigers at No. 74 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting LSU Tigers rank No. 99 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 59 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 197-ranked team at 5.75 per game, while the LSU Tigers rate No. 122 with 7.25 per game.

Next Betting Matchups

LSU at College of Charleston, Monday, November 30th
North Carolina State at Winthrop, Friday, November 27th

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