LSU vs Saint Bonaventure March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the ninth-seeded Saint Bonaventure Bonnies (16-4) play as underdogs against the No. 8 seed LSU Tigers (18-9) on Saturday. The contest tips off at 1:45 PM ET on TNT. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 8-9 matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

LSU Betting Information

  • The Tigers have covered the spread more often than not this season, earning a record ATS of 14-13.
  • When favored by at least 1.5 points, the Tigers are 7-6 against the spread this season.
  • LSU and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of 27 games this season (63%).
  • In their last game, the Tigers got a team-high 30 points from Trendon Watford in an 80-79 loss to Alabama on Sunday. They covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 159 points to go over the 157 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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LSU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Cameron Thomas 27 22.6 3.4 1.4 0.9 0.2 2.3
Trendon Watford 26 16.7 7.4 3.0 1.2 0.5 0.7
Ja’vonte Smart 26 15.9 3.6 4.0 1.3 0.1 2.6
Darius Days 26 11.7 7.9 0.7 1.2 0.2 1.8
Aundre Hyatt 22 3.9 2.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4

Saint Bonaventure Betting Information

  • With a 13-5-2 record ATS this season, the Bonnies have outplayed expectations.
  • For the 15th time this season, the Bonnies are at least a 1.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 10-3-1 against the spread.
  • 30% of Saint Bonaventure’s 20 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Bonnies defeated VCU 74-65 and covered the spread as 3.5-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 128 point total on Sunday in their most recent game. Kyle Lofton scored a team-high 23 points to power them to the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Saint Bonaventure Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kyle Lofton 20 14.6 3.6 5.5 1.5 0.1 0.9
Jaren Holmes 20 13.6 5.4 2.0 1.0 0.1 1.9
Jalen Adaway 20 12.3 6.1 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.5
Dominick Welch 20 11.7 6.1 2.2 1.3 0.3 2.5
Osun Osunniyi 20 10.5 9.5 2.4 0.8 2.9 0.0

Total Facts

  • LSU’s games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (144.5 points) in 20 out of 27 opportunities (74.1% of matchups).
  • In four out of Saint Bonaventure’s 20 games this season (20%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The Tigers average 82.1 points per game against the Bonnies’ 70.5, amounting to 8.1 points over the game’s point total of 144.5.
  • This matchup’s over/under is 8.8 more points than the 135.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Tigers have seen a 157.4 over/under in their games this season, 12.9 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Bonnies games have an over/under of 130.8 points this season, 13.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

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