Against The Spread Pick
The LSU Tigers rebounded nicely on Saturday against Nicholls State after suffering their first loss of the season against VCU. The loss moved the Tigers out of the top 25. LSU will look to continue to build momentum when they take on the Retrievers of UMBC ahead of the Jamaica Classic. UMBC has gotten off to a great start this season with a record of 4-0. They have faced far inferior opponents, but have been totally in control in all four wins. They will face their first true test of the season here when they take on LSU on Tuesday night. I look for the Tigers to be too much to handle in this game and to come away with the win and cover against the Retrievers.
Over Under Pick
Offensively, the LSU Tigers have looked like one of the better teams in college basketball. The Tigers enter this game averaging nearly 82 points per game. However, LSU has struggled defensively allowing an average of 76 points. UMBC is scoring at a rate of 84.5 points per game while defensively they are allowing 53 points per game. This match-up has the chance to be one of the highest-scoring games on Tuesday. As a result, I look for this game to go over the total Vegas has set.