SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Arkansas

Arkansas-LSU basketball game preview

The LSU Tigers visit the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday in Fayetteville in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

LSU scores an average of 72.8 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 62.2 points per contest. Arkansas scores an average of 77.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.4 points per contest.

This is another important game with significant post-season tournament seeding ramifications. Those who enjoy partaking in sports betting should be excited about this contest. LSU looks like a team that can make the Big Dance, however, with an 8-8 conference record, a loss at Arkansas means the best their final conference record could be is 9-9. That is dangerous waters for a team trying to make the NCAA. Arkansas has been on a roll in the SEC since its league opening stunning home loss to Vanderbilt. The Hogs still have a chance to win the SEC regular-season championship. However, they need to defeat LSU and then win at Tennessee in the regular-season finale. An Auburn loss versus to either Mississippi State or South Carolina or would also be required. In the unlikely event that Auburn losses both those games, Arkansas could be the conference champions outright. However, Kentucky and Tennessee are also in the mix to finish first in the SEC.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
LSU 0.440 0.327 0.709 12.46 +3.29 11.11 4.21 12.61 14.75
Arkansas 0.441 0.313 0.746 11.39 +4.68 7.96 4.18 14.39 12.39
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
LSU 0.383 0.280 37.89 34.61 0.34 +10.64 6.71 72.8 62.2
Arkansas 0.408 0.323 38.89 34.21 0.31 +10.14 6.46 77.5 67.4

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3PT%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor. M– Average game scoring margin.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
2. Notae, JD Ark 27 181 61 81 504 18.7
5. Eason, Tari LSU 27 159 22 105 445 16.5
14. Days, Darius LSU 27 132 57 35 356 13.2

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
4. Eason, Tari LSU 27 159 301 0.528
11. Notae, JD Ark 27 181 432 0.419

3-point made per game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
4. Notae, JD Ark 27 61 2.26
6. Days, Darius LSU 27 57 2.11

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
4. Lykes, Chris Ark 28 87 101 0.861
9. Pinson, Xavier LSU 22 59 75 0.787
10. Toney, Au’Diese Ark 28 95 121 0.785
11. Gaines, Eric LSU 28 85 109 0.780
14. Eason, Tari LSU 27 105 137 0.766
15. Notae, JD Ark 27 81 107 0.757

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
2. Williams, Jaylin Ark 28 44 224 268 9.57
6. Days, Darius LSU 27 53 159 212 7.85
9. Eason, Tari LSU 27 66 120 186 6.89

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LSU vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 38-33

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Brandon Murray G 6′-5″ 214 FR
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 154 SR
2 Eric Gaines G 6′-2″ 150 SO
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-8″ 185 FR
4 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 245 SR
5 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 206 SO
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-0″ 166 SO
11 Justice Williams G 6′-3″ 170 FR
13 Tari Eason F 6′-8″ 216 SO
15 Efton Reid C 6′-11″ 238 FR
20 Jerrell Colbert C 6′-10″ 216 FR
21 Bradley Ezewiro F 6′-8″ 246 FR
22 Spencer Mays G 6′-3″ 196 JR
24 Shareef O’Neal F 6′-10″ 220 JR
25 Adam Benhayoune F 6′-5″ 230 FR
30 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 214 JR
44 Adam Miller G 6′-2″ 185 SO

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Stanley Umude G 6′-6″ 210 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-2″ 190 SR
2 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 180 SO
3 Trey Wade F 6′-6″ 220 SR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 180 SO
5 Au’Diese Toney G 6′-6″ 205 SR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 240 SO
11 Chris Lykes G 5′-7″ 160 SR
13 Chance Moore G 6′-5″ 195 FR
14 Jaxson Robinson G 6′-6″ 185 SO
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 235 JR
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 170 SO
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 215 JR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 FR

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LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 UL Monroe 39 LSU 101
11/12/2021 Texas State 59 LSU 84
11/15/2021 Liberty 58 LSU 74
11/18/2021 McNeese 46 LSU 85
11/22/2021 Belmont 53 LSU 83
11/26/2021 Penn State 63 LSU 68
11/27/2021 LSU 75 Wake Forest 61
12/1/2021 Ohio 51 LSU 66
12/11/2021 LSU 69 Georgia Tech 53
12/14/2021 N’Western St 49 LSU 89
12/18/2021 LSU 66 Louisiana Tech 57
12/22/2021 Lipscomb 60 LSU 95
12/29/2021 LSU 55 Auburn 70
1/4/2022 Kentucky 60 LSU 65
1/8/2022 Tennessee 67 LSU 79
1/12/2022 LSU 64 Florida 58
1/15/2022 Arkansas 65 LSU 58
1/19/2022 LSU 67 Alabama 70
1/22/2022 LSU 50 Tennessee 64
1/26/2022 Texas A&M 64 LSU 70
1/29/2022 LSU 68 TCU 77
2/1/2022 Ole Miss 76 LSU 72
2/5/2022 LSU 66 Vanderbilt 75
2/8/2022 LSU 76 Texas A&M 68
2/12/2022 Mississippi State 65 LSU 69
2/16/2022 Georgia 65 LSU 84
2/19/2022 LSU 75 South Carolina 77
2/23/2022 LSU 66 Kentucky 71
2/26/2022 Missouri 55 LSU 75
3/2/2022 LSU Arkansas
3/5/2022 Alabama LSU

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Mercer 61 Arkansas 74
11/13/2021 Gardner-Webb 69 Arkansas 86
11/17/2021 Northern Iowa 80 Arkansas 93
11/22/2021 Arkansas 72 Kansas State 64
11/23/2021 Cincinnati 67 Arkansas 73
11/28/2021 Pennsylvania 60 Arkansas 76
12/1/2021 C Arkansas 60 Arkansas 97
12/4/2021 Little Rock 78 Arkansas 93
12/7/2021 Charlotte 66 Arkansas 86
12/11/2021 Arkansas 66 Oklahoma 88
12/18/2021 Hofstra 89 Arkansas 81
12/21/2021 Elon 55 Arkansas 81
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/4/2022 Vanderbilt 75 Arkansas 74
1/8/2022 Arkansas 81 Texas A&M 86
1/12/2022 Missouri 87 Arkansas 43
1/15/2022 Arkansas 65 LSU 58
1/18/2022 South Carolina 59 Arkansas 75
1/22/2022 Texas A&M 73 Arkansas 76
1/26/2022 Arkansas 64 Ole Miss 55
1/29/2022 West Virginia 68 Arkansas 77
2/2/2022 Arkansas 99 Georgia 73
2/5/2022 Mississippi State 55 Arkansas 63
2/8/2022 Auburn 80 Arkansas 76
2/12/2022 Arkansas 67 Alabama 68
2/15/2022 Arkansas 76 Missouri 57
2/19/2022 Tennessee 48 Arkansas 58
2/22/2022 Arkansas 82 Florida 74
2/26/2022 Kentucky 73 Arkansas 75
3/2/2022 LSU Arkansas
3/5/2022 Arkansas Tennessee

Injuries and Suspensions

LSU

[G] 10/20/2021 – Adam Miller is out indefinitely (Knee)

Arkansas

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

LSU-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 74, LSU 70

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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