Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The LSU Tigers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 0-2. They are 2-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4. The Commodores have an overall record of 8-4 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 3-6 and they are 7-3 against the spread.
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 13 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Keith Hornsby averages 16.4 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Wade Baldwin averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Damian Jones averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
LSU averages 83.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 247th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game which ranks them 80th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 82nd with 12 per game. The Tigers allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 168th and 219th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 285th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in the Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 79.6 points per game this year which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 74th and 81st respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 22nd with 10.5 per game. The Commodores allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 8.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Commodores force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in college basketball.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 2-7 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 5-4 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-3 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-6 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
01/01/16 G Brandon Sampson Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/10/15 F Luke Kornet Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
01/01/16 G Camron Justice Groin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. LSU
Josh's Pick: Take LSU
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