LSU at Georgia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The LSU Tigers head to Stegeman Coliseum to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia as 3 point favorites.
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LSU comes into this game with an overall record of 16-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 73.3 per contest. Georgia has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 68.3 points per contest and giving up 67.0, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 12-9 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/23/18 G Marshall Graves Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Georgia
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
02/05/18 G Jordan Harris Suspension is out indefinitely
Tremont Waters averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Duop Reath averages 13.1 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Yante Maten scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. William Jackson II averages 9.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 77.5 points per contest this year, which is 79th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 39th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 168th in Division 1. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.4 per game. The Tigers allow 73.3 points per contest, which is 200th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 169th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 128th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 84th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia is 297th in the country with 68.3 points per contest this season. They are 289th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 319th in Division 1. They are 35th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 273rd in assists per game with 12.3. The Bulldogs are 154th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Bulldogs give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 111th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 3rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 263rd. In terms of pace they are 214th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 126th in Division 1. LSU is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 267th in the nation.
Georgia is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 128th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 228th. They are 337th in D-1 in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 311th. As a unit they are 278th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Georgia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU +3
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