Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Volunteers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on SECN. The game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 152 points, and Tennessee is favored by -13.5 to win at home against LSU.


The Pick: LSU Tigers +13.5

This game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Volunteers.
  • Even though we have Tennessee winning straight-up, we like LSU at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will LSU Win on the Road?

LSU will be the underdog in this game, as they have a record of 2-7 as the underdog this season. They have gone 12-9 overall and 4-4 in Southeastern Conference play. On the road, the Tigers have gone just 2-5 this season, and they have lost their last three games away from home.

Most recently, LSU defeated Arkansas by a score of 95-74. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.6 points per game, while it is -7.3 points per game on the road. So far, the Tigers have been favored in 12 of their 21 games, going 10-2 in those contests.

As the underdog this season, LSU has gone 3-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 3-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 3-7. In their last three road games, LSU is 1-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for LSU games is 11-10, and today's line of 152 is higher than the average OU line in their games (147). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 166 points.

In their latest game, LSU offense put up 95 points against Arkansas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.7% and made 12 threes. The LSU offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

On defense, LSU is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Tennessee. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.

Is a Home Win Possible for Tennessee?

At home this season, Tennessee is 11-1, and they come into this game with an average scoring margin of +19.2 points per game. On the year, the Volunteers are 15-2 when favored, and they have won 15 of their last 17 games. So far, they have gone 6-2 in Southeastern Conference play, and their overall record is 16-5.

Over their last 10 games at home, Tennessee has gone 9-1, and they are coming off a 103-92 win over Kentucky. In their last five games at home, the Volunteers have gone 4-1, and their record over the last three games at home is 2-1. So far, they have gone 10-3 in non-conference action, and their road record is 5-4.

Against the spread, Tennessee has gone 9-11-1 this season. At home, the Volunteers are 6-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Tennessee is 4-6 vs. the spread. When looking at their last 3 home games, the Volunteers have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in Tennessee's games this season (143). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and in their last five games, the OU record is 2-3. This year, the over/under mark in their games is 12-9.

Tennessee's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 103 points vs. Kentucky. Overall, they hit 48.6% of their shots from the field and went 19/26 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Volunteers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 204th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 213rd in terms of percentage and 80th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 67.1 points per contest. Against Kentucky in their most recent game, the Tennessee defense gave up a total of 92 points while allowing Kentucky to hit 49% of their shots.