Vanderbilt vs. LSU SEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Vanderbilt vs. LSU SEC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 6 seed Vanderbilt Commodores (18-13, 11-7 SEC) are favored by 4.5 points when they face off the No. 14 seed LSU Tigers (14-18, 2-16 SEC) in the SEC Tournament. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena tipping off at 9:30 PM and airing on SEC Network. The matchup has a point total of 142.5.

Vanderbilt vs. LSU Odds

  • Vanderbilt odds to win: -192
  • LSU odds to win: +162
  • Spread: Vanderbilt (-4.5)
  • Total: 142.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Where: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Venue: Bridgestone Arena

Who Will Win Vanderbilt vs. LSU?

Vanderbilt and LSU Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Vanderbilt is 3-6 against the spread.

LSU is 4-9-1 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.

The Commodores and the Tigers combine to average 2.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 142.5 set for this game.

Vanderbilt and LSU have seen their opponents average a combined 0.3 fewer points per game than the point total of 142.5 set in this game.

The average over/under Vanderbilt has had set in matchups this year is 1.2 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for the Tigers this year is 4.4 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Commodores’ ATS record is 17-14-0 this season.

The Tigers have gone 10-21-1 ATS this season.

Vanderbilt Stats & Insights

Vanderbilt has a +10 scoring differential, putting up 72.0 points per game (175th in college basketball) and giving up 71.7 (230th in college basketball).

Vanderbilt ranks 70th in college basketball at 33.6 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 33.3 its opponents average.

The Commodores make 8.5 three-pointers per game (63rd in college basketball) while shooting 34.0% from beyond the arc (189th in college basketball). They are making 1.6 more threes per outing than their opponents, who drain 6.9 per game while shooting 31.3%.

Vanderbilt records 94.0 points per 100 possessions (176th in college basketball), while allowing 93.6 points per 100 possessions (245th in college basketball).

In home games, the Commodores are averaging 1.2 fewer points per game (72.2) than they are when playing on the road (73.4).

LSU Stats & Insights

LSU’s -94 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.9 points per game) is a result of putting up 67.6 points per game (285th in college basketball) while allowing 70.5 per outing (190th in college basketball).

LSU ranks 212th in the nation at 31.3 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 31.3 its opponents average.

LSU knocks down 7.3 three-pointers per game (192nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.1. It shoots 33.0% from deep, and its opponents shoot 34.5%.

LSU ranks 271st in college basketball averaging 90.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 258th, allowing 94.0 points per 100 possessions.

The Tigers average 69.3 points per game at home, and 62.4 on the road.

Vanderbilt Key Players to Watch

The Commodores leader in points and rebounds is Liam Robbins, who scores 15.0 points and pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game.

Vanderbilt’s best passer is Ezra Manjon, who averages 3.8 assists per game to go with his 9.0 PPG scoring average.

The Commodores get the most three-point shooting production out of Myles Stute, who knocks down 2.3 threes per game.

Tyrin Lawrence is Vanderbilt’s leader in steals, averaging 0.9 steals per game, while Robbins leads them in blocks with 3.0 per contest.

LSU Key Players to Watch

The Tigers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is K.J. Williams with 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Justice Hill notches more assists than any other LSU player with 2.8 per game. He also scores 5.7 points and grabs 1.7 rebounds per game.

Adam Miller makes 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Tigers.

LSU’s leader in steals and blocks is Williams with 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.

Vanderbilt vs. LSU Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Vanderbilt (-4.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (142.5)

  • Prediction:
    Vanderbilt 74, LSU 67
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