Yale vs. LSU Basketball Betting Odds for 1st Round Battle

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Yale vs. LSU Basketball Betting Picks

The college basketball betting postseason continues this Thursday with a flurry of enticing matchups. One contest to keep an eye on is this Thursday’s Yale vs. LSU basketball pairing. Both teams were highly dominant in their respective conferences and this should make for a thrilling battle. So what kind of turnout should NCAA sports betting players expect? Let’s take a look at the March Madness betting lines to find out.

Yale vs. LSU Basketball – Thursday, March 21st    

When: 12:40 pm ET

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

TV: Tru TV

Stream: Tru TV Live

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Yale +7½ (-110) 156½ (-110) +265
LSU -7½ (-110) 156½ (-110) -325
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Yale Bulldogs          

The Bulldogs posted a 22-7 record this season. Additionally the program posted a 10-4 record to finish 1st in Ivy league play alongside Harvard. But in the conference tournament, Yale proved they were the better of the two by defeating Harvard 97-85 in the finals. Now Yale is hopeful they can build on that success in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately they’re facing some of the worst odds of Thursday’s lineup. In light of those lopsided odds, should college basketball betting players expect a blowout here? All in all the numbers don’t suggest that one bit. On the contrary, they predict a fierce battle. This is because Yale is putting up 80.6 per game and giving up 72.8 defensively. Comparatively the Tigers are delivering 81.4 on offense and are giving up 73.0 defensively.

Players to Watch: Miye Oni (17.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 apg), Alex Copeland (13.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.4 apg), and Blake Reynolds (11.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 apg).

LSU Tigers    

The Tigers finished this year’s regular season action with a 26-6 record. In addition, LSU found plenty of success in conference play this season as they posted a 16-2 record in SEC play to take the top spot in the conference. While that was impressive LSU failed to get the job done in the SEC Tournament. Although they were able to make it to the quarterfinals, they were ultimately eliminated by Florida 76-73. Now the Tigers have nothing left to do but shift their gaze to the NCAA Tournament. The odd are pegging them as an undeniably massive favorite here. However, that might just make taking Yale here even more appealing.

P-layers to Watch: Tremont Waters (15.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 5.9 apg), Naz Reid (13.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 0.8 apg), and Skylar Mays (13.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg).

Yale vs. LSU Basketball Betting Predictions


  • LSU is 20-4 SU as a favorite through 24 games this season
  • LSU is 13-11 ATS as a favorite through 24 games this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 13 of LSU’s 24 games as a favorite this season
  • Yale is 1-5 ATS as an underdog through 6 games this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Yale’s 6 games as an underdog this season
  • Yale is 1-5 SU as an underdog through 6 games this season

Yale vs. LSU Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Yale vs. LSU Basketball matchup? All things considered, the odds out on Yale are too lucrative to pass up on. Even some small action on the Bulldogs could end up paying off bigly. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 84-82 Yale.