Alcorn State at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Alcorn State Braves head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Alcorn State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 16-13. They had a point differential of 1.4 as they averaged 69.4 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. LSU had an overall record of 10-20 last season. They averaged 74.8 points per game and surrendered 83.0, good for a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Alcorn State Braves Betting Trends
The Alcorn State Braves were 3-1 against the spread last season
The Alcorn State Braves were 1-0 against the over/under last year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers were 11-19 against the spread last season
The LSU Tigers were 21-8 against the over/under last year
Key Alcorn State Braves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Reginald Johnson averaged 15.6 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 7.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage was 74%. Marquis Vance averaged 10.9 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game last year. He averaged 2.1 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 38% for the season while his free throw percentage was 52%.
Antonio Blakeney scored 17.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.8 rebounds per contest and had 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage finished at 72%. Duop Reath averaged 12 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.2 rebounds per game and had 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alcorn State averaged 69.4 points per contest last year, which was 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 1.4 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a unit, which had them ranked 254th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 263rd in Division 1. They averaged 38.8 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranked them 39th and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 70th with 14.3 per game. The Braves allowed 68.0 points per contest, which was 72nd in the country. They also surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 36.7 rebounds a game which ranked 252nd, and they allowed 13.3 assists per game which put them in 178th place in college basketball. They forced 13.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 168th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU was 136th in the country with 74.8 points per contest last season. They were 137th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -8.2. They shot 34% from beyond the arc, which was good for 247th in Division 1. They were 165th in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 227th in assists per game with 12.8. The Tigers were 48th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Tigers gave up 83.0 points per game, which ranked them 339th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 329th and 329th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 316th with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 259th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers were 106th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest last year.
The Braves were 263rd in the nation last year in offensive rating with 99.9, and their defensive rating of 97.8 was ranked 66th. In terms of pace they were 202nd in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 259th. As a team they were 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 188th in Division 1. Alcorn State was 68th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 32nd in the nation.
LSU was 88th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 55%, which was 336th in Division 1. The Tigers were 342nd in the nation in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 102.2 was ranked 215th. They were 36th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 206th. As a unit they were 227th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alcorn State/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alcorn State
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