LSU at Memphis College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The LSU Tigers travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has LSU as 1.5 point favorites.
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LSU comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 85.9 points per game while giving up 74.5 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 4-3 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
11/21/17 G Brandon Sampson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/20/17 G Jimario Rivers Head is "?"
Tremont Waters averages 17 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Skylar Mays averages 12.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jeremiah Martin averages 18.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kyvon Davenport averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 85.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 114th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.9 per game. The Tigers allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 229th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 247th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 107th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 240th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 196th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in college basketball. They are 258th in the nation in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 240th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Tigers are 218th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Tigers surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 281st with 15.2 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 185th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Tigers are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 122.6, and their defensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 282nd. In terms of pace they are 219th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. LSU is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 262nd in the nation.
Memphis is 191st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 170th in Division 1. The Tigers are 223rd in the nation in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 141st. They are 339th in D-1 in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 244th. As a unit they are 208th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +1.5
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