Houston at LSU College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Houston Cougars head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 1 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.2 as they are averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. LSU has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 85.6 points per contest and giving up 78.6, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 3-2 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
11/21/17 G Brandon Sampson Ankle is out indefinitely
Devin Davis averages 13.1 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%. Robert Gray Jr. averages 21.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Duop Reath averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Tremont Waters scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 65.4 points per contest which is 63rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 90th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in the nation. Houston averages 81.7 points per contest this year, which is 65th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 45th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 18th in college basketball. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 151st with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers give up 78.6 points per game, which ranks them 294th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 288th and 281st in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 116th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year. LSU is 29th in Division 1 with 85.6 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the country in shooting at 54%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 101st in D-1. They are 292nd in college basketball in rebounding with 33.3 boards per contest and 72nd in assists per game with 16.0. The Tigers are 268th in turnovers per contest with 12.4.
The Cougars are 40th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 92 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 184th in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 41st. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 258th in Division 1. Houston is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 45th in the nation.
LSU is 230th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 318th in Division 1. The Tigers are 327th in the nation in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 123.5 is ranked 6th. They are 267th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -1 and over 150 total points
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