Saturday, January 28, 2017
United Spirit Arena
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The LSU Tigers head to United Spirit Arena to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 14 point favorites.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 1-4. They are 7-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-6. The Red Raiders have an overall record of 14-6 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 9-7 and they are 8-8 against the spread.
Antonio Blakeney comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Duop Reath averages 13.9 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
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Keenan Evans averages 14.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Red Raiders. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Zach Smith averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
LSU averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 235th in the country. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 82nd and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 14.4 per game. The Tigers allow 80.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 325th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 259th and 265th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 295th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 302nd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in Division 1.
Texas Tech averages 76.3 points per game this year which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 303rd and 111th respectively. In the turnover department the Red Raiders rank 24th with 11.2 per game. The Red Raiders allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 224th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the nation. The Red Raiders force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.1 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 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 30% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Tigers give up 85.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 94.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Red Raiders score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Red Raiders have a rating on offense of 113.7 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Texas Tech turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.1%. The Red Raiders give up 63.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-11 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 12-6 against the over/under
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 8-8 against the spread
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 9-7 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Texas Tech -14
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