Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The LSU Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 15-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 7-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 20-3 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 14-5 against the spread.
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Keith Hornsby averages 13.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Michael Carrera averages 14.1 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
LSU averages 81.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 205th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 49th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 124th with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 246th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 163rd and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 68th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 171st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 141st in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 151st respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 301st with 14.3 per game. The Gamecocks allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 241st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 56.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Tigers give up 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 81.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.7 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 106.1 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.5 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.9%. The Gamecocks give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-13 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 9-11 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 14-5 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-10 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take LSU
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