After winning three in a row, the Tigers will hit the road for what could be their toughest test of the season so far.

LSU is taking on Syracuse in the ACC/SEC Challenge on Tuesday night. The Orange are led by first-year coach Adrian Autry, and they sit at 4-2 on the season with both losses coming against ranked opponents in Gonzaga and Tennessee.

Now, Syracuse will try to get a win against an SEC opponent in its second attempt, while the Tigers look to get their season back on track after a pair of early losses to mid-major opponents.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Tuesday’s game in Syracuse.

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

Team Spread Total – O/U Money Line
LSU +1.5
O 149.5
Syracuse -1.5
U 149.5

Injury Report

LSU is healthy entering this game.

Players to Watch



  • Points — G Judah Mintz (18.3 PPG)
  • Rebounds — G Quadir Copeland (6.0 RPG)
  • Assists — G Judah Mintz (4.2 APG)
  • Steals — F Maliq Brown (2.7 SPG)
  • Blocks — C Naheem McLeod (2.8 BPG)

Prediction and best bet

I don’t think the Tigers are quite as bad as the losses would have you believe, and it seems to be playing better basketball recently. This is a much tougher test than recent games have posed, though, particularly on the road. That makes it hard to feel especially confident in Matt McMahon’s team in this game.

Prediction: Syracuse 75, LSU 70

Best Bet: Syracuse (-1.5), Under (149.5)