Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 15-14 and a road record of 4-6. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-16. The Tigers have an overall record of 9-19 and a home record of 7-8. They have an over/under record of 19-8 and they are 10-17 against the spread.
Robert Hubbs comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Grant Williams averages 12.6 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Antonio Blakeney averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Duop Reath averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Tennessee averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 129th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 297th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 51st and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 12.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 193rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 164th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 268th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in Division 1.
LSU averages 75 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 113th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 130th and 188th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 311th with 14.8 per game. The Tigers allow 83 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 337th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 309th and 319th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 254th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the nation. The Tigers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 104.3 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Volunteers give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.6 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 102.1 and 47.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. LSU turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Tigers give up 80.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 90 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-13 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-16 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 10-17 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 19-8 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
02/28/17 G Jordan Bowden Pneumonia doubtful Wednesday vs. LSU
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +5.5
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