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How and what to watch for LSU vs. No. 20 Arkansas

Arkansas will look to keep their impressive streak rolling, and LSU is looking for a bounce back win on the road.

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Arkansas Razorbacks forward Connor Vanover shoots a layup against Missouri Tigers guard Xavier Pinson and guard Dru Smith during the second half at Mizzou Arena. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to keep their hot streak going when they host the LSU Tigers on Saturday.

Arkansas (18-5, 10-4 SEC) won each of their last five games including Wednesday night’s 15-point victory over the sixth-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Freshman guard Moses Moody scored a game-high 24 points, aided by making 16-of-19 free throws. The Razorbacks went on a 17-2 run in the second half, and the program continues to soar in the right direction in Eric Musselman’s second season in charge. Arkansas is 2.5 games behind Alabama for the top spot in the SEC.

LSU (14-7, 9-5 SEC) could move into a tie with Arkansas for second place in the conference with a road victory. The Tigers had won three straight before a 13-point road loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday. Freshman guard Cameron Thomas went for 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the floor. The Tigers rank seventh in adjusted offensive efficiency this season.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch LSU vs. Arkansas on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Arkansas -4.5
Point Total: 161
Money line: LSU +165, Arkansas -205

  • The total went over in eight of LSU’s last 11 games.
  • Arkansas is 5-0 straight up and against the spread in their last five.
  • The total went over in each of the last six games between LSU and Arkansas.

The Best Bet

Arkansas has been cruising but this is a potential letdown spot for the Razorbacks following their huge upset victory over Alabama on Wednesday.

The total is high and while both teams can light up the scoreboard by hitting 80+ points, play the under as this could be a tight one in Fayetteville.

Pick: Under 161

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