Baton Rouge NCAA Regional Odds, Picks: Bets for LSU & Oregon State in College Baseball Tournament
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Baton Rouge Regional Odds
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Game 1: LSU (43-15) vs. Tulane (19-40) · 3 p.m. ET Friday · ESPNU
Game 2: Oregon St. (39-18) vs. Sam Houston (38-23) · 8 p.m. ET Friday ·ESPN+
Alex Box Stadium ranks as one of the highest Park Factors of any Regional, as LSU games are expected to be high-scoring.
That will certainly be the case against in-state foe Tulane. With numerous pitching ranks outside the top 200, expect the opening game to have plenty of runs. With a potential blowout coming, LSU may elect to reserve ace Paul Skenes for Saturday.
If Ty Floyd or Javen Coleman get the nod for the Tigers, look for an over up to 16.5 for Game 1.
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Thanks to lower team ERA and FIP, the Oregon State and Sam Houston opener projects a few runs lower. Coltin Atkinson will get the nod for Sam Houston, while the Beavers will send Trent Sellers or Jacob Kmatz to the mound.
Any chance to extend games to closer Ryan Brown is always the goal for Oregon State. The Beavers bring one of the best defensive squads in Division I year in and year out, allowing a high on-base percentage and top-25 pitching to advance.
The Beavers would need all of that in a potential Saturday showdown with Skenes, a soon-to-be MLB pitcher.
The true projection for LSU to take the Regional in Alex Box Stadium is -180, as that wager — along with single-game overs — gives the SEC one of its best chances to win another championship.
- Series: LSU -180 or Better
- Game 1: Over 16 or Better