The Cardinals and Tigers are set to face off at 9:00 ET on SECN. The Tigers will host the game at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 151.5 points, and the Tigers are favored to win at home against the Cardinals.


The Pick: Lamar Cardinals +14

This game will be played at Pete Maravich Assembly Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have LSU winning straight-up, we like Lamar at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Lamar Grab a Win on the Road?

As they approach their 12th game of the season, Lamar's current record is 5-6. In away games, the Cardinals have yet to win a game, going 0-5. However, they have a perfect 3-0 record when playing at home. As of now, Lamar holds a 5-3 ATS record going into today's game. When playing away from home, Lamar has gone 3-2 vs. the spread this season and 7-3 in their previous ten road games.

So far, Lamar's games have averaged 158.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 148.6 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Cardinals' games have averaged 164 points per game, along with an over/under record of 5-0.

In their latest game, Lamar offense put up 70 points against Sam Houston State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.5% and made 5 threes. Leading Lamar in scoring vs. Sam Houston State was Adam Hamilton with his 13 points. Ja'Sean Jackson also added 10 points for the Cardinals.

Currently, the Cardinals' defense holds the 247th rank in the nation, allowing 77.3 points per game. Against Sam Houston State in their most recent game, the Lamar defense gave up a total of 90 points while allowing Sam Houston State to hit 52% of their shots.

Can the Tigers Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Heading into their 12th game of the year, LSU has a 6-5 record for the season. When playing away, the Tigers have gone 1-2, while they are 4-2 at home. Heading into their game against Lamar, LSU holds an ATS record of 3-6. Over their last five games, the team has gone 0-5 vs. the spread.

LSU comes in with an over/under record of 5-4-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 147.3 points per game so far. When looking at the Tigers' last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

LSU's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 85 points vs. Texas. Overall, they hit 46% of their shots from the field and went 16/23 from the free-throw line. Jordan Wright led the scoring for the Tigers, contributing 33 points. Additionally, Jalen Cook chipped in with 13 points.

Currently, the Tigers' defense holds the 104th rank in the nation, allowing 68.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas, the Longhorns finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 96 points vs. LSU.