Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The LSU Tigers travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has LSU as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 3-5. They are 8-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Volunteers have an overall record of 12-14 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 13-11 against the spread.
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Keith Hornsby averages 13.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kevin Punter averages 22.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Armani Moore averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
LSU averages 80.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 226th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 61st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 93rd with 11.8 per game. The Tigers allow 76 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 265th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 205th and 189th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in the Division 1.
Tennessee averages 76.2 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 274th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 39th with 11.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 244th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 130th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 333rd and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 221st place in the nation. The Volunteers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 56.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.8 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 31% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.9%. The Tigers give up 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.6 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 106.2 and 51.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.2%. The Volunteers give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-15 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 11-12 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-11 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-12 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
02/19/16 F Ben Simmons Finger probable Saturday vs. Tennessee
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/18/15 F Jabari McGhee Personal left the team
02/19/16 G Devon Baulkman Shoulder injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. LSU
02/19/16 G Kevin Punter Ankle probable Saturday vs. LSU
Guy's Pick: Take LSU
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