The SEC Second Round rolls along Thursday night with the local favorites hitting the court. Vanderbilt, who are still hoping to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, play in their home city against lowly LSU. Below is our college basketball prediction for the SEC Tournament Second Round game between LSU and Vanderbilt.
LSU vs Vanderbilt Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Vanderbilt -4|
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This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Why Bet on Vandy:
✅ Vanderbilt got hot at the right time and enter this tournament winning eight of their final nine games played.
✅ The Commodores went 4-2 in their six Quad Three games this season.
✅ LSU lost 17 of their last 18 regular season games.
LSU Tigers: Hoping to Win For Second Straight Night
LSU is a bad team and it is surprising they find themselves having won their first round game against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers only won two SEC games this season, but one was a 84-77 home win over these Commodores.
Vanderbilt is off the bubble radar right now and a loss in this LSU vs Vanderbilt matchup will see them heading to the NIT.
Vanderbilt Commodores: Favored to Keep Season Alive (For Now)
Vandy hosted the Mississippi State Bulldogs and held on for a 77-72 victory. The final score is not indicative of how this game went as Vandy were comfortably in control throughout. A late run for the Bulldogs made the final minutes uncomfortably for the Commodores, but the result was never in doubt. Vanderbilt let by as many as 12 points, never trailed in the game, and covered the -3.5-point spread.
Jordan Wright had 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the game. Ezra Manjon added 15 points, one rebound, seven assists, two steals, and one block in the win.