Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Houston Cougars travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 5-0 and a road record of 0-0. They are 3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3. The Tigers have an overall record of 4-2 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 2-3 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Damyean Dotson averages 14.7 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Duop Reath averages 15 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Antonio Blakeney averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Houston averages 85.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 27.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 87th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 9.2 per game. The Cougars allow 58 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 8.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in Division 1.
LSU averages 72.3 points per game this year which ranks them 183rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 100th and 231st respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 242nd with 14.8 per game. The Tigers allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 214th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 83.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 21.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 19.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 121.4 and they assist on 54.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Cougars give up 61.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 82.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.7 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 99.8 and 43.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Tigers give up 66.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 3-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 1-3 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 2-3 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 2-3 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
LSU Tigers Injuries
11/14/16 G Branden Jenkins Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +2
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