LSU at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The LSU Tigers head to Fertitta Center to take on the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 82.1 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 8-0. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 57.8, which is a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 4-5-0 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 5-2-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 2-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Skylar Mays comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Naz Reid averages 12.1 points per contest in 23.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Armoni Brooks scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 82.1 points per contest, which is 49th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 185th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 124th with 14.2 per game. The Tigers allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 141st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 130th and 317th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 38th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 165th in the nation with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 170th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 135th in the NCAA. They are 41st in D-1 in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 44th in assists per game with 16.5. The Cougars are 326th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Cougars give up 57.8 points per game, which ranks them 8th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 97th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 93rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.9. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 34th. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 191st in Division 1. LSU is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 308th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 21st in the country in offensive rating with 115.7. In terms of pace they are 345th in Division 1 with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 109th. As a team they are 121st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +5.5
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