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LSU favored by 1.5 against Vanderbilt on Thursday

LSU TigersVanderbilt Commodores
17-11March 06, 2014, 07:00 | Memorial Gymnasium15-13


The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the LSU Tigers pay a visit to Memorial Gymnasium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Commodores currently sports a 15-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-12-2 ATS. The Tigers are 17-11 and 9-13-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Commodores produce a 6-19-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 15-8-1 against the number.

View LSU Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 1.5 point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Commodores at No. 269 and the Tigers at No. 116 heading into this contest.

LSU was a 79-61 loser in its last match on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. LSU got 18 points from Johnny O'Bryant III but lost anyway, 79-61, to Florida on Saturday at Stephen O'Connell Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Vanderbilt has the nation's No. 225-rated offensive output, at 65.04 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 182 allowing on average 72.11 PPG. The Commodores FG% has averaged 43.68% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.

Next up:
LSU home to Georgia, Saturday, March 8th
Vanderbilt at Mississippi, Saturday, March 8th