Against the Spread Pick
It is the best of the SEC against the worst of the SEC as the LSU Tigers visit the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday. To say these two teams are going in opposite directions at the moment would be a gross understatement. LSU has won 10 in a row and it has not lost a true road game since Nov. 13 at VCU. Vanderbilt is in the midst of a nine-game losing streak, falling to 0-8 in conference play. Five different Tigers are scoring in double-figures, led by Skylar Mays at 15.3 ppg. It is also worth noting that the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings between the two teams. LSU is 13-5-1 ATS in its last 19 on the road and 5-0 ATS in its last five against opponents with losing records. The Commodores are 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five at home, and 16-36 ATS in their last 52 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. This should be absolute beatdown city for the TIGERS.
Over Under Pick
This is a rather lofty total for a game involving a team as inept as Vanderbilt. The ‘Dores have gone eight consecutive contests without scoring more than 64 points. Aaron Nesmith has scored well below his 23.0 ppg season average in two of the past three games (17 and 18 points). The under is 6-1 in the Commodores’ last seven overall, 4-0 in their last four at home, and 17-8-1 in their last 26 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Look for this one to stay UNDER the total.