College Basketball Betting Free Pick: Missouri Tigers at LSU Tigers
CBB FREE PICK: Missouri Tigers at LSU Tigers
#638 LSU First Half/Game (Tuesday, February 11 @ 9 pm EST)
LSU was well overdue for a couple of games to bounce the way of the opposition. The Tigers spent nearly an entire month winning barn burner after barn burner. After an 8-0 start to SEC play, they did the unthinkable and allowed 99 points in a loss to Vanderbilt and then fell just short on the road in an overtime loss to Auburn. LSU was good enough to win both games (1.18 ppp) but Vandy and Auburn both managed to hit 40% from three which was the difference.
Missouri has shown zero ability to sustain any sort of prosperity. Off wins over Florida and Georgia, the Tigers followed it up with 27- and 22-point losses. Last time out, they took advantage of a short-handed Arkansas squad and won 83-79 in overtime. It wasn’t a “false” win per say but the fact that Mizzou shot 34-of-44 from the free throw line and held a +17 edge on the glass and still needed overtime to win speaks to just how small the margin of error is for this squad. They still shot only 38% from the floor and will assuredly not have free throw and rebounding edges of that magnitude tonight in Baton Rouge.
Off two straight losses, Missouri is the perfect elixir for a big effort from LSU. First half and game worth some sort of bet.