LSU vs. Arkansas Prediction and College Basketball Betting Picks for 2022 SEC Tournament

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LSU vs. Arkansas Prediction and College Basketball Betting Picks

LSU was able to handily beat Missouri in its second round game of the SEC Tournament. The Tigers won 76-68 and it wasn’t as close as the score might suggest. They’ve now got some momentum headed into the quarterfinal against Arkansas who did not play on Thursday.

LSU vs. Arkansas Basketball Game Info

Game Matchup: LSU (22-10, 9-9 SEC, T-5th in SEC) vs. #15 Arkansas (24-7, 13-5 SEC, 4th in SEC)

Venue & Location: Amalie Arena (Tampa, FL)

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN (Watch 7 days free with fuboTV)

With Arkansas being a top-4 seed in the SEC Tournament, they had the chance to rest on Thursday and should be fresh for this game on Friday. The Razorbacks hopefully won’t have to shake off any rust from the warm Florida weather before heading into this game.

LSU vs. Arkansas Game Odds and prediction

Spread:

  • LSU +1.5 (-110)
  • Arkansas -1.5 (-110)

Moneyline:

  • LSU +105
  • Arkansas -125

Total: Over/Under – 138.5 (-110)

Odds are via BetMGM.

LSU vs. Arkansas Basketball Game Betting Preview

The one thing that travels during the season and in postseason is defense. LSU has plenty of that, only allowing about 63 points a game. The Tigers also allow opponents to shoot 38.4% from the floor and teams shoot under 28% from long distance against them. It also helps that opponents happen to shoot poorly — about 68% — from the free throw line when they face LSU.

Arkansas will undoubtedly try to win this game at the free throw line as they attempt the third-most freebies in the country per game. They also average the second-most makes of those shots. Expect plenty of driving and dishing from the Hogs’ guards with heavy emphasis on getting to the rim. They hit three-quarters of their free throws so trying to get there often is not a bad strategy for them.

Like many games, this is likely to come down to the free throws and the turnovers. LSU averages 14.5 turnovers and forces almost 18 a game from their opponents. Meanwhile, Arkansas averages 12.5 turnovers and force 15 from its opponents.

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