Against the Spread Pick
The LSU Tigers should be playing with a chip on their shoulder coming off back-to-back losses to Vanderbilt and Auburn. A return home should be just what the doctor ordered, as both of last week’s setbacks came on the road and this team has lost only once in the bayou this season (back on Dec. 18). Skylar Mays delivered 30 points against Auburn and also led his team in assists and rebounding. The Missouri Tigers have lost six in a row on the road, while winning three times at home during this stretch. Missouri is 1-7 ATS in its last eight overall, 0-6 ATS in its last six on the road, and 5-16 ATS in its last 21 on the road against opponents with winning home records. LSU is 5-1 ATS in its last six against opponents with losing records and 6-1 ATS in its last seven at home against opponents with losing road records. Go with LSU.
Over Under Pick
Missouri has mostly been a disaster on offense. It is turning the ball over 14.6 times per contest, is shooting 30.1 percent from three-point range, and nobody on the squad is averaging more than 11.3 ppg (Dru Smith). The under is 4-1 in Missouri’s last five on the road and 9-1 ATS in its 10 following a win. Additionally, the under is 8-3-1 in the Bayou Bengals’ last 12 at home and 5-1-1 in their last seven at home against opponents with losing road records. Take the UNDER.