LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs Predictions

Tue 2/23 7:00 ET
LSU
LSU Tigers
14-6
13-9
Georgia
Georgia Bulldogs
Stegeman Coliseum

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Point Spread Prediction
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Game Totals Prediction
Over
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Point Spread Prediction

Georgia (KenPom #85) hosts LSU (KenPom #27) in a Tuesday night SEC conference contest. LSU is looking to better position themselves in terms of their NCAA Tournament resume, while Georgia looks to build momentum heading into the SEC Tournament. These two schools previously met back on January 6 in Baton Rouge, where LSU secured a 94-92 overtime victory. In the win, LSU connected on 10 of 30 three-point attempts with freshman sensation Cameron Thomas dropping 26 points to lead the Tigers in scoring. LSU’s elite offense rates out as the sixth-most efficient in D-1 basketball, as the Tigers score 121.5 points per 100 offensive possessions. The Tigers once again have the ability to score 90+ points against weak Georgia Bulldog defense allowing opponents to score 110.4 points per 100 offensive possessions (13th in SEC.) 

LSU’s trio of Thomas (22.8 ppg), Trendon Watford (16.3 ppg) and Javonte Smart (16.1 ppg) can break down opposing defenses both off the dribble and from three-point range and combined for 64 points in the first meeting. LSU is amidst a three-game winning streak that includes home wins over Tennessee and Auburn. Georgia enters Tuesday nights game losers of three of their last four contests and have struggled to find consistency all season. Back the more complete Tiger bunch to secure the multi-possession road win to keep their momentum rolling.

Game Totals Prediction

Any game involving LSU’s elite offense makes the over the recommended side. Totals have definitely adjusted to LSU’s style of play but they still have the capability to score 90+ points on any given night. LSU is coming off a 104-point outing in their last game, as they scored an impressive 1.35 points per possession and connected on 11 of 22 three-point attempts. LSU’s defense (139th in D-1) is susceptible to getting scored on, while Georgia’s offense (73rd in D-1) is the strength of their team. Both LSU and Georgia have also outperformed the betting market this season. LSU is a combined 12-7-1 O/U, with Georgia coming in at 12-8-1 O/U on the year. Back the over in this track meet type of game.

 

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