Thursday, December 29, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has LSU as 2 point favorites.
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The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 6-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Tigers have an overall record of 8-3 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Matthew Fisher-Davis comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Luke Kornet averages 12.7 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Antonio Blakeney averages 16.4 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Duop Reath averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Vanderbilt averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 210th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 45th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 171st and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.7 per game. The Commodores allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 152nd and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in Division 1.
LSU averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 115th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 72nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 241st in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 200th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 292nd with 15.1 per game. The Tigers allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 203rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 164th and 116th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Commodores average 62.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.7 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 105.2 and they assist on 61.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Commodores give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.6 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 103.9 and 45.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.2%. The Tigers give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-6 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 4-5 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 4-6 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 5-5 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/21/16 F Brian Bridgewater Undisclosed probable Thursday vs. Wake Forest
11/14/16 G Branden Jenkins Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -2
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