Saturday, February 27, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Florida Gators travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has LSU as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 17-11 and a road record of 3-7. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-13. The Tigers have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 8-17 against the spread.
Dorian Finney-Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. KeVaughn Allen averages 11.5 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ben Simmons averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Craig Victor averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Florida averages 73 points per contest this season which ranks them 163rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 307th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 74th with 11.6 per game. The Gators allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 35th and 145th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in the Division 1.
LSU averages 79.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 48th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 235th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 32nd respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 110th with 12 per game. The Tigers allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 228th and 193rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 85th in college basketball.
The Gators average 65 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 104.6 and they assist on 51.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Gators give up 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 84.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.1 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Tigers give up 73.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 13-12 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 13-13 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-17 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 11-14 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
01/18/16 F Alex Murphy Foot out indefinitely
LSU Tigers Injuries
02/22/16 G Keith Hornsby Hernia out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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