Georgia at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Georgia Bulldogs head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 4.5 point favorites.
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Georgia heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 65.4 per game. LSU has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 81.1 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-4 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yante Maten averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. William Jackson II averages 10.1 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tremont Waters scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Duop Reath averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia averages 70.8 points per contest this year, which is 268th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 247th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 300th in Division 1. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 165th with 13.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.4 points per contest, which is 35th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 164th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in college basketball. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 50th in the country with 81.1 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 129th in Division 1. They are 228th in the country in rebounding with 35.1 boards per contest and 73rd in assists per game with 15.6. The Tigers are 297th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Tigers give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 169th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 159th and 105th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 72nd with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 217th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 187th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 71st. In terms of pace they are 310th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 282nd. As a team they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Georgia is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 7th in the nation.
LSU is 278th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 176th in Division 1. The Tigers are 215th in the nation in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 21st. They are 214th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 21st. As a unit they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia +4.5
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