The LSU Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks share the court on Wednesday night. We have another action-packed SEC game ahead of us. This is the second and last time both teams are meeting in the regular season. It was Arkansas that went home with the first game, winning the game by seven points. They now host LSU and are eager to score back-to-back wins against the side. The Tigers just snapped a two-game losing streak with an imposing 20-point victory over Missouri, while the Razorbacks have a chance at another five-game winning streak after a close call against Kentucky. Catch a full preview of the LSU vs Arkansas game along with NCAAB betting odds.
LSU vs. Arkansas Game Information
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- When:Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, AR
- TV: ESPN+
- Radio: Eagle 98.1 (LSU) / ESPN Arkansas 99.5 (Arkansas)
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- NCAAB Betting Odds: LSU (+5.5) / Arkansas (-5.5)
Why Bet on LSU Tigers?
LSU is heavy on the defensive side of things. They have one of the best defenses in the division. Statistics tell that the team allows only 61.9 points (19th) per game. They have an incredible shooting defense that limits opponents to 44.7% from the field (11th). LSU’s defense highlights a 47.2% opponent two-point (72nd) and a 27.9% three-point shooting (fourth). The team’s rebounding is foreseeable with 37.6 total rebounds (48th) per game average.
Offense is not LSU’s strongest suit. Their opponents are no attacking threat either and the game is likely to highlight defensive basketball. However, it’s worth noting that the Tigers have a slight advantage from the field. The team records 49.8% from the field. Having a top-20 offensive rebounding record at 10.9 per game also gives the team more second-chance points along the way.
The Tigers have a fit team ahead of the game, with Tari Eason leading the charge. The forward tops LSU’s scoring sheet with 16.5 points per game. Additionally, Darius Days, Xavier Pinson, and Brandon Murray are likely to play an important role in the game as they join Eason in the double-digit scoring average this season.
Why Bet on Arkansas Razorbacks?
The race for the SEC top spot is tight. If results go in the favor of Arkansas, they have a shot at moving up the ranks before the postseason takes off. The team now rides a 23-6 overall record. Having a healthy squad plays to the Razorbacks’ advantage as well. JD Notae gets free reign on offense as he holds the team-high in scoring. The guard is averaging 19.1 points per game and is likely to play an important role against LSU on Wednesday night.
Looking at the numbers, Arkansas is just as active on defense as LSU. The hosts hold teams back to 67.6 points (125th) in 29 games played. They limit the opponent field goal percentage to 47.4% (61st). The team documents respectable shooting defense in the perimeter and the paint as well at 46.8% opponent two-point shooting (56th).
Offense is a better sight for Arkansas as the team boasts 77.4 points per game (26th). The team might not have the best shooters in the league but have slightly better two-point shooting numbers at 50.9% (134th). Having better free-throw shooting numbers plays to the host’s advantage as well. As a team, they hit 74.8% of shots from the line (78th).
LSU vs. Arkansas Betting Trends
- LSU is 3-7 in its last 10 road games (5-5- ATS).
- LSU is 2-3 in its last five road games against Arkansas (3-2 ATS)
- The totals have gone over in three of LSU’s last five road games against Arkansas.
- Arkansas is 3-2 in its last five games against LSU (3-2 ATS).
- Arkansas is 5-0 in its last five games at Bud Walton Arena (4-1 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in two of Arkansas’ last four games at home.
LSU vs. Arkansas Expert Betting Predictions
LSU is good enough to keep Arkansas busy the entire game. Bettors looking to back the underdogs can consider the side covering the spread. The Tigers even have a shot at taking this one home looking at their previous results against the Razorbacks. However, Arkansas is an excellent team at home. They do hold the ace cards here, but it’s not a surefire win for the team if they put their foot off the throttle at any point in the game. Ultimately, we eagerly await an interesting LSU vs Arkansas contest between both teams this Wednesday.
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