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Rutgers Scarlet Knights home to Tigers in NCAAB betting action

LSU TigersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Dec 3, 7:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

LSU Tigers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

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The LSU Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Scarlet Knights in Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Scarlet Knights are 4-3 overall and 0-4 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 4-3 and 4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rutgers boasts a 1-3 on the OU, and LSU is 2-3.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting LSU before tip-off in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 168 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 124 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-73 victory for the Scarlet Knights.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 138-ranked scoring average of 70.4 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 203 and allowing 68.1 PPG. The Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (39.5% per game).

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.3 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 90 nationally in scoring at home.

LSU was a 59-58 winner in its last match on the road against Houston. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Tigers got 13 points from Andre Stringer as LSU ran past Houston 59-58 on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Rutgers was a 94-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMBC. The battle between the Scarlet Knights and Retrievers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UMBC was handed a 94-56 defeat on Monday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-2
After a win are 3-7

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Princeton are 3-7
After playing UMBC are 2-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Tigers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
LSU is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
LSU home to Boise State, Saturday, December 10
Rutgers home to Princeton, Wednesday, December 7

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