LSU at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The LSU Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 4 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 77.7 points per contest while giving up 74.0 per game. South Carolina has an overall record of 15-14. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 12-10 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-14 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/27/18 G Marshall Graves Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs South Carolina
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/19/18 G Kory Holden Left Team is out for season
Tremont Waters averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Duop Reath averages 12.6 points per game in 24 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Chris Silva averages 14.1 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Frank Booker averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 78th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 178th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 283rd and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 305th with 11.5 per game. The Tigers allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 254th and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 101st place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 276th in the country with 69.3 points per game this year. They are 346th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in college basketball. They are 99th in the nation in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 265th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Gamecocks are 137th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Gamecocks surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 101st with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 305th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Tigers are 49th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 266th. In terms of pace they are 194th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 50th. As a team they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in Division 1. LSU is 297th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 268th in the nation.
South Carolina is 153rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 92nd in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 55th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 287th. They are 196th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 339th. As a unit they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina -4
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