The LSU Tigers will take on the Texas Longhorns at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center as part of the 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge. Texas is 12-6 overall and 8-2 at home, while LSU is 14-4 overall and 3-1 on the road. The Tigers are favored by one point in the latest Texas vs. LSU odds, while the over-under is set at 142.5. Before entering any LSU vs. Texas picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also enters Week 12 of the 2019-20 season on a 6-2 run on top-rated college basketball spread picks. Anybody who followed it during that span has seen handsome returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on LSU vs. Texas in the Big 12/SEC Challenge 2020. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Texas vs. LSU:
LSU vs. Texas spread: Longhorns +1LSU vs. Texas over-under: 142 pointsLSU vs. Texas money line: Texas -106, LSU -114What you need to know about Texas
The Longhorns are coming off a 97-59 blowout loss against West Virginia on Monday. It was their second consecutive loss and their fourth setback in the last six games. Shaka Smart’s squad has been solid on the defensive end, giving up 63.2 points per game, which ranks inside the top 50 nationally.
Finding consistent scoring has been the struggle. The Longhorns rank 343rd nationally in points per game (66.1 ppg) and when their defense falters like it did against West Virginia this week, they haven’t had an answer. That’s led to some big losses, so it’s not surprising to see that Texas is just 6-12 against the spread and 3-6 ATS at home.
What you need to know about LSU
But that doesn’t mean the Tigers are a lock to cover the Texas vs. LSU spread on Saturday. The Tigers escaped with a win against Florida by the margin of a single basket, 84-82, on Tuesday. LSU got double-digit scoring from six players: forward Emmitt Williams (19), guard Skylar Mays (18), forward Trendon Watford (14), guard Javonte Smart (13), forward Darius Days (10) and guard Marlon Taylor (10).
That was LSU’s seventh consecutive win, but the Tigers have been cutting it close. Their last five wins have come by four or fewer points. They’re 0-4-1 against the spread during that span.
How to make Texas vs. LSU picks
The model has simulated Texas vs. LSU 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Texas vs. LSU? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.