Arkansas vs LSU Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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A pair of hot squads square off when the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-1, 0-0 SEC) visit the LSU Tigers (11-1, 0-0 SEC) on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET. The Razorbacks are putting their seven-game winning streak on the line versus the Tigers, who have won six in a row.

The Razorbacks match up against the Tigers in a game that Arkansas is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The over/under is 143.5 points for the game.

Arkansas vs. LSU Odds

Point Spread for Arkansas vs. LSU

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Arkansas as the favorite.

Arkansas vs. LSU Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arkansas has -185 odds to pick up the win, while LSU is listed at +154 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 143.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Arena: Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Arkansas vs. LSU Betting Trends

In the Arkansas’ 12 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Razorbacks have won in 10, or 90.9%, of the 11 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Arkansas’ games this year have gone over the point total 33.3% of the time (four out of 12 games with a set point total).

LSU has played 12 games, with four wins, against the spread. The Tigers have been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they split the games. LSU’s games this season have hit the over on four of 12 set point totals (33.3%).

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Arkansas vs. LSU Key Players to Watch

Arkansas

Ricky Council IV posts a team-best 18.3 points per contest. He is also posting 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists, shooting 51.6% from the floor and 30.8% from downtown with 1.0 made 3-pointers per game. Anthony Black leads his team in assists per contest (3.7), and also puts up 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Makhi Mitchell averages 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocked shots. Trevon Brazile is tops on his squad in rebounds per game (6.0), and also posts 11.8 points and 1.0 assists. Defensively, he posts 1.0 steal and 1.2 blocked shots.

LSU

K.J. Williams is putting up team highs in points (19.3 per game) and rebounds (8.3). And he is contributing 1.1 assists, making 55.7% of his shots from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc, with 1.9 triples per game. Justice Hill is putting up a team-high 4.2 assists per game. He’s also contributing 8.7 points and 1.9 rebounds, hitting 33.0% of his shots from the field, and 30.4% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.2 triples per contest. The Tigers get 13.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Adam Miller.

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What you need to know about the Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas went 13-7-0 ATS in conference play last season. The Razorbacks are putting up 79.4 points per game (53rd-ranked in college basketball) this year, while giving up 61.9 points per contest (38th-ranked). Arkansas ranks 205th in the country with 32.2 boards per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 28th with 27.5 rebounds allowed per game.

Arkansas has found it difficult to rack up threes, ranking 13th-worst in college basketball with 4.9 treys per game. It ranks 280th with a 31.9% shooting percentage from downtown this year. The Razorbacks rank 19th-best in the nation by giving up 5.2 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage allowed, they rank 37th in college basketball at 28.8%.

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What you need to know about the LSU Tigers

LSU put together a 9-11-0 record against the spread last year in conference action. Offensively the Tigers are the 164th-ranked team in the country (73.0 points per game). On defense they are 65th (63.9 points allowed per game). LSU grabs 31.8 rebounds per game and give up 29.3 boards, ranking 227th and 92nd, respectively, in college basketball.

With 7.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc, LSU is 174th and 100th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Giving up 6.3 3-pointers per game and conceding 28.7% from beyond the arc, the Tigers are 84th and 32nd in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

Arkansas vs. LSU Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Arkansas, and we expect that Arkansas will cover the spread (Arkansas -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 143.5 points.

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How to bet Arkansas vs. LSU

You can bet on Arkansas vs. LSU at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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