Saturday, February 13, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Aggies come into this game with an overall record of 18-6 and a road record of 3-4. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Tigers have an overall record of 15-9 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 7-14 against the spread.
Jalen Jones comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Aggies. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Danuel House averages 15.5 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Texas A&M. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ben Simmons averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Keith Hornsby averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Texas A&M averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 74th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 78th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 12.3 per game. The Aggies allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the Division 1.
LSU averages 81.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 189th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 119th with 12.2 per game. The Tigers allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 174th and 191st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in college basketball.
The Aggies average 69.2 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 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 110.1 and they assist on 67.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Texas A&M turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.2%. The Aggies give up 68.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 85.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.7 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 56.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Tigers give up 74 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 8-9 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 7-12 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-14 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 10-11 against the over/under
Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
12/15/15 F Elijah Thomas Personal left the team
11/17/15 G Alex Robinson Personal left the team
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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