Stephen F. Austin at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has LSU as 8.5 point favorites.
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Stephen F. Austin comes into this game with an overall record of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.2 as they are averaging 81.4 points per game while giving up 66.2 per contest. LSU has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 84.9 points per game and surrendering 78.4, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Betting Trends
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 4-2 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
11/21/17 G Brandon Sampson Ankle is out indefinitely
T.J. Holyfield averages 16.1 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kevon Harris averages 17.5 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Duop Reath averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Tremont Waters averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lumberjacks allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 280th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 23.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in college basketball. Stephen F. Austin averages 81.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 68th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 205th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 214th and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 78.4 points per contest, which ranks them 296th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 29.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 98th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season. LSU is 31st in Division 1 with 84.9 points per game this year. They are 5th in the country in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 108th in the nation. They are 273rd in college basketball in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game and 109th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Tigers are 280th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Lumberjacks are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 88.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 43rd in the country with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 121st. As a team they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 324th in Division 1. Stephen F. Austin is 87th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 28.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 241st in the nation.
LSU is 243rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 316th in Division 1. The Tigers are 327th in the nation in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 122.3 is ranked 6th. They are 261st in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Stephen F. Austin/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LSU -8.5
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