LSU is, to put it nicely, going through it this year. Basically the entire roster from last season’s NCAA Tournament team exited the program along with Will “Strong-Ass Offer” Wade, new coach Matt McMahon backfilled with players he brought with him from Murray State and some other mid-major transfers, and... the result has been the last-place team in the SEC. LSU started the season 12-1, including a win over Arkansas in the SEC opener, and since then... well, they’ve lost 14 straight. LSU hasn’t won since the calendar flipped to 2023.
So naturally, Vanderbilt is a two-point favorite over that team, a suspiciously low line that makes you wonder if the computers know something we don’t. Granted, the five-game winning streak hasn’t done much to change Ken Pomeroy’s opinion about Vanderbilt. Anyway, I’d prefer not to lose this game tonight. A win would clinch a .500 record in the SEC, something Vanderbilt hasn’t done since 2017.