LSU at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The LSU Tigers head to Exactech Arena to take on the Florida Gators on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 7.5 point favorites.
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LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 78.6 points per contest while giving up 73.6 per game. Florida has an overall record of 15-8. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 71.6, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 9-8 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 10-9 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/06/18 G Brandon Rachal Ankle is probable Wednesday vs Florida
02/06/18 F Duop Reath Ankle is probable Wednesday vs Florida
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Key Florida Gators Injuries
02/06/18 C John Egbunu Knee is "?" Wednesday vs LSU
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Tremont Waters averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Duop Reath averages 14 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jalen Hudson scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Egor Koulechov averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 78.6 points per contest this year, which is 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 159th in Division 1. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 283rd and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 305th with 11.6 per game. The Tigers allow 73.6 points per contest, which is 223rd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 240th and 127th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 71st in the country with 78.5 points per contest this season. They are 255th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 63rd in Division 1. They are 187th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 219th in assists per game with 13.1. The Gators are 344th in turnovers per contest with 10.1. The Gators give up 71.6 points per game, which ranks them 158th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 182nd and 278th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 288th with 37.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Gators are 246th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 263rd. In terms of pace they are 209th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. LSU is 291st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 248th in the nation.
Florida is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 158th in Division 1. The Gators are 174th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 54th. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 195th. As a unit they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU +7.5
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