LSU Tigers take on Broncos in NCAA basketball test
LSU Tigers vs Boise State Broncos Odds
The Boise State Broncos hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the LSU Tigers pay a visit to Taco Bell Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Broncos sport records of 6-2 and 4-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 6-0 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-0 for the Broncos and 3-0 for the Tigers.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Boise State sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 219-rated Broncos and the No. 108-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-79 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 9 in NCAA Division 1 with 44.2 per game. That compares with Boise State’s No. 308 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boise State is college basketball's No. 35-ranked team at 8.1 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 40 with 8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, LSU owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.
LSU was an 80-67 winner in its last match at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Johnny O'Bryant III scored 18 points leading the Tigers to an 80-67 victory over Chattanooga at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday.
Last time out for Boise State, they were a 76-55 loser as they battled Utah on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Boise State was run off the court by the Utes on Wednesday as Utah routed them 76-55 at Huntsman Center.
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing UC Irvine are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Idaho are 6-4
After playing Utah are 3-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Tigers at Broncos trends to consider:
LSU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Boise State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boise State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
LSU at UC Irvine, Tuesday, December 18
Boise State home to Idaho, Thursday, December 20