Wise guys say LSU by 4-1/2 to 5 over Purdue

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  1. Randy70

    Randy70 Founding Member

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    I checked out internet casinos Olympic Sports (LSU -4.5) and Pinnacle Sports (LSU -5). Olympic also had odds on winning the South Regional. LSU was 15 to 1 and Purdue was 33 to 1. Sounds to me like there is no way Purdue should have been seeded higher than the Tigers. Maybe it will give Tigers a little more motivation to prove themselves. Texas is the oddsmakers favorite to win the South at 2.5 to 1, Florida is second at 3 to 1. Right now the oddsmakers (Olympic Sports) favorite to win the NCAA championship is Kentucky at 3 to 1. After that is Arizona at 4.5 to 1 and Oklahoma at 8 to 1. Then Kansas and Texas at 10 to 1. Next is Florida at 15 to 1. LSU is part of the 36 team "Field" bet at 6 to 1.
     
  2. Randy70

    Randy70 Founding Member

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    My bad. I thought Purdue was the #8 and LSU #9.
     
  3. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    One hundred bucks on the field.
     
  4. Boiler01

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    That's alright

    The Big Ten isn't getting any respect all around from the ESPN pundits. Purdue is a hot-cold team who can beat anyone in the country when they are hot. We beat Illinois at home in a game that wasn't ever in doubt. We beat Indiana by 22. We also beat Big Ten champ Wisconsin badly. Ona neutral court we beat Louisville, which was their only loss of the season for the first 20 games or so. Unfortunately, we can look pretty bad when we're cold. We looked horrible against Arizona State, Northwestern, and Minnesota. In my opinion, with Purdue finally being back in the tourney after two terrible years of not being in (only making the NIT 2 years ago and neither tourney last year), this team will be ready for LSU. ESPN may not give Purdue much of a chance, but they must have forgotten about Purdue over the past two years. LSU has been playing very well lately. Purdue has been on again, off again. If Purdue is cold, LSU will probably win convincingly. If Purdue is hot, Purdue will probably run away with the game.
     
  5. Thanks for the info Boiler, welcome to our page here.
     
  6. BayouBengal

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    Re: That's alright

    That sounds exactly like LSU, we were able to beat teams like Arizona, Miss State and Florida but yet we lost to Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M. I see a lot of similarites between Purdue and LSU. It will come down to who shows up with their A game as both teams seem to split personalities.
     
  7. EELSU1

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    A #8 being 5 point favorites over a #9 is definitely a case of: either LSU being seeded too low, or Purdue being seeded too high. Or a combination of each. There are #5 vs #11 games with a point spread similar to the 8 vs 9 LSU-Purdue game.

    IMO Purdue's chance is to turn the game into an ugly game. Gene Keady is a smart coach. Most "experts" are already talking up the potential LSU-Texas matchup as if LSU will have no problem with Purdue. I like LSU's chances, but it will be a war IMO.

    I see Purdue sending Dupree and Lloreda to the FT line often, because neither player is a really good FT shooter.
     
  8. Jwho77

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    I agree with Boiler's breakdown of the game except for the idea that a "hot" Purdue team will run away with it. If they are hot, they better hope they are hotter than LSU, or they will just lose a high scoring game.
     
  9. Bengal B

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    You have a better chance with that Ben Franklin if you take it to the Argosy or Casino Rouge. As much as I hate it the Wildcats will in it all and I'm not talking about the Arizona Wildcats
     
  10. Deane Pimps LSU

    Deane Pimps LSU Freshman

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    We play defense in the Big 10. LSU will not go wild from beyond the arc as we have 3 of the better perimeter defenders in the Big 10 starting for us, and probably the fastest 3 guard lineup in the conference. Deane will be the quickest player on the floor, and you will believe me once you see him split 3 defenders on a fastbreak and twist in a reverse lay up.

    We will play 11 players most likely, and our post defense will hopefully give you guys fits. It's hard to say who will start, but if Dupree is your PF at 6'7" 215, then I think we will see a lot of Melvin Buckley(6'7" 205) and Brett Buscher(6'8" 245). Chris Booker(6'10" 250) will probably start against Lloreta with 6'11" 265 Ivan Kartelo using all 5 of his fouls over the course of 8-10 minutes. Matt Kiefer, at 6'10" and 220, will probably play both post positions. And if we need 5 more fouls, we can even bring out 6'11" 260 pound Kevin Garrity. We have another 6'11" guy but unfortunately he is a redshirt walkon.

    As you can see, we have no shortage of beef who will try their best to knock your post guys around. Unfortunately, your guys will have a decided quickness advantage. Our guards can't afford to leave their man at the 3 point line to double down on Dupree and lloreta. I can live with putting a poor free throw shooting team at the line 30 times, especially if lloreta takes about 12 or 15 of those...bwhaha.

    Should be a fun match up.
     

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