The top ranked Oklahoma Sooners travel to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers in a break from conference play. OU is 17-2 overall and tied atop the Big 12 standings at 6-2 in its fifth season under head coach Lon Kruger. The Tigers are 13-7 this season (6-2 SEC) under the tutelage of Johnny Jones, who is in his fourth campaign at LSU.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the #1 Oklahoma Sooners Vs LSU Tigers College Basketball Spread
The college football betting spread favors the Sooners by 6.5-points to beat the Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at 5:00 PM on CBS from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
What: No.1 Oklahoma Sooners (17-2) at LSU Tigers (13-7)
When: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Kickoff: 5:00 PM ET
Where: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Spread: Sooners -6.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs LSU
Bet The #1 Oklahoma Sooners Because…
Oklahoma has only 2 losses on the season and both were forgivable. The number one team in the nation lost 106 to 109 to Kansas in overtime on Jan. 4. Oklahoma was a 7 point dog in that game since it took place in Lawrence, Kansas. The Sooners played well enough to win. But, the Kansas magic took over in the second half. In their second loss, Oklahoma played well enough again to win. The Sooners battled Iowa State on the road until the final few minutes, succumbing 77 to 82. Since the loss, the Sooners, behind possible Naismith Award winner Buddy Heild, have dominated Baylor 82 to 72 on the road and dominated Texas Tech at home 91 to 67.
Bet The LSU Tigers Because…
Super frosh Ben Simmons plays for LSU. It’s a foregone conclusion that Simmons will be the number pick in this summer’s NBA Draft. The freshman is dominating like the number one pick. He leads LSU in scoring, field goal percentage, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game. Simmons averages 19.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 12.6 rebounds per game. He shoots 55.3% from the field. He even averages 1.8 steals and 1.0 block per matchup. That’s how dominant he is. Because of Simmons, LSU has gone 7 and 3 straight up in their last 10. The victories include wins over Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Arkansas.
Current Season Records
The Oklahoma Sooners has a profitable 9-8, +20 ATS record. The LSU Tigers are not a good team to back based on their 6-13, -830 record against the spread. SportsLine has a 11-8, +220 record on point spread picks in Tigers games. Oklahoma Sooners games have trended over with a record of 11 over, 6 under. The over-under record in Tigers games is 9-10. SportsLine picks have generated a +220 unit profit going 11-8.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Oklahoma is a great basketball team. Mainly because of Buddy Heild, the Sooners have a shot to garner a top seed in the NCAA Tournament and be a force when March rolls around. Unfortunately, Oklahoma is only 3 and 3 ATS on the road this season.
LSU is only 4 and 5 ATS at home this season. But, the Tigers have won their last 4 at home. Plus, LSU can play the style of game that can give Oklahoma fits. LSU averages 81 points per game while shooting over 46% as a team from the field. Oklahoma seems to have trouble with teams that have a fast-paced offense like they have. I like the Tigers to pull off the upset.
My final prediction is LSU 84, Oklahoma 82.