LSU basketball vs. Arkansas State: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

LSU returns to the court on Saturday afternoon looking to get to 2-0 to start the Matt McMahon era.

Next up is Arkansas State, who comes into this one at 1-0 with a victory over Division II Harding. The Red Wolves are coming off a winning season in 2021-22, but they’ve never made the postseason under sixth-year head coach Mike Balado.

This game tips off at 5 p.m. CT and can be streamed on ESPN+/SEC Network+. We’ll give you all the information you need to know to make the best bet on this game with BetMGM.

Here’s where the odds sit as of 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

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Here are the latest lines:

Team

Spread

Total – O/U

Money Line

Arkansas State

+18.5
-110

O 140.5
-110

+1000

LSU

-18.5
-110

U 140.5
-110

-2000

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Prediction and Best Bet

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The Tigers looked a bit sloppy in Game 1, which was to be expected with a new coaching staff and roster that has undergone so many changes this offseason. Luckily, the Tigers’ have a relatively kind non-conference slate to open the season while they figure things out.

Arkansas State took care of business in it’s opener against a Division II opponent, but LSU on the road will be a different challenge entirely. I’m not sure I love the Tigers to cover, given the margin against Kansas City, but I do expect a comfortable win.

Prediction: LSU 75, Arkansas State 61

Advice: Arkansas State (+18.5) / Under (140.5)

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