Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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The LSU Tigers head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 23.5 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 9-13 and a road record of 1-5. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 18-5 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 14-9 and they are 13-10 against the spread.
Antonio Blakeney comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Duop Reath averages 13.5 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
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Malik Monk averages 21.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
LSU averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 132nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 99th and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 14.7 per game. The Tigers allow 81.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 277th and 286th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 303rd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 90.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 59th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 37th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 69th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 70.8 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 -13.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101.9 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.2 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 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Tigers give up 84.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 92.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 117 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.9%. The Wildcats give up 71.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-13 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 14-7 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-10 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-9 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -23.5
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