Sunday, December 13, 2015
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The LSU Tigers travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 4-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 0-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Cougars have an overall record of 5-1 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 2-1 and they are 2-1 against the spread.
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 14.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Tim Quarterman averages 13.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.7 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Devonta Pollard averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
LSU averages 82.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 234th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 58th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 63rd with 11.4 per game. The Tigers allow 78.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 273rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 292nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 324th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 85.2 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 68th and 110th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 34th with 10.7 per game. The Cougars allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 168th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the nation. The Cougars force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in college basketball.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 0-5 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 3-2 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 2-1 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/12/15 F Craig Victor Academics expected to miss Sunday vs. Houston U
12/12/15 G Keith Hornsby Hernia missed last 7 games, probable Sunday vs. Houston U
Houston Cougars Injuries
11/10/15 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take LSU
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