Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The LSU Tigers head to Stegeman Coliseum to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Georgia as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 9-18 and a road record of 1-8. They are 9-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 18-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 13-11 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
Antonio Blakeney comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Duop Reath averages 12.7 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
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Yante Maten averages 18.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. J.J. Frazier averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
LSU averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 15 per game. The Tigers allow 83 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 337th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 307th and 318th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 260th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in Division 1.
Georgia averages 71.6 points per game this year which ranks them 203rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 152nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 74th and 195th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 210th with 13.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 80th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 269th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -20.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101.9 and they assist on 46.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Tigers give up 86.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 71.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.9 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 102.1 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Georgia turns it over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 9-17 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 18-8 against the over/under
Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 14-10 against the spread
The Georgia Bulldogs are 13-11 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
02/22/17 F Yante Maten Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +12.5
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