Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The LSU Tigers travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has LSU as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 13-8 and a road record of 2-4. They are 5-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-10. The Tigers have an overall record of 9-11 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 9-10 and they are 8-11 against the spread.
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Craig Victor averages 13 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kareem Canty averages 18.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Tyler Harris averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
LSU averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 219th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 52nd and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 12.2 per game. The Tigers allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 256th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 182nd and 227th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in the Division 1.
Auburn averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 126th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 278th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 161st and 249th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 243rd with 13.6 per game. The Tigers allow 78 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 290th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 211th and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.2 and they assist on 55.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.6%. The Tigers give up 78.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 82.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -20 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.3 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 101.6 and 48.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Auburn turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Tigers give up 75.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 5-13 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 8-10 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-11 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 9-10 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 G Tahj Shamsid-Deen Shoulder out for season
11/11/15 F Danjel Purifoy Eligibility out indefinitely
02/01/16 F Cinmeon Bowers Suspension Served missed last game, probable Tuesday vs. LSU
01/15/16 C Trayvon Reed Academics out for season
01/01/16 G T.J. Dunans Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take LSU
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