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LSU Tigers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops odds

Western Kentucky HilltoppersLSU Tigers
Nov 18, 1:00 PM | Carolina First Center

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs LSU Tigers Odds


Carolina First Center features an NCAAB clash between the host LSU Tigers and the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops action on Friday.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Carolina First Center).

The Hilltoppers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 0-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 1-0 ATS. Western Kentucky is 0-3 against the total, while LSU is 1-0 versus the number.

View Western Kentucky vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 198 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hilltoppers, who rate No. 179 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-60 victory for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits LSU's No. 58-ranked offense, averaging 80.3 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 108 at 62 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 30.2% per game.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 65-49 loser at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. Kahlil McDonald scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Hilltoppers to a win (they lost 65-49 to Tulsa at Carolina First Center on Thursday).

In their last action, LSU was an 88-82 loser on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Johnny O'Bryant scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 88-82 to Northwestern at Carolina First Center on Thursday).

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-3
After playing Tulsa are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing South Alabama are 2-0
After a loss are 1-9

A few Hilltoppers at Tigers trends to consider:
LSU is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Virginia Commonwealth, Wednesday, November 23
LSU home to South Alabama, Wednesday, November 23