LSU at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The LSU Tigers head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 11.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 78.8 points per contest while giving up 72.5 per game. Tennessee has an overall record of 15-5. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-7 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-11 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/29/18 G Brandon Rachal Suspension is OUT Wednesday vs Tennessee
01/29/18 F Wayde Sims Suspension is OUT Wednesday vs Tennessee
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tremont Waters averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Duop Reath averages 14.1 points per contest in 25.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Grant Williams scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Admiral Schofield averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 78.8 points per contest this year, which is 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in Division 1. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.6 per game. The Tigers allow 72.5 points per contest, which is 182nd in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 97th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 72nd place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 108th in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 195th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 37th in Division 1. They are 123rd in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 41st in assists per game with 16.4. The Volunteers are 222nd in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Volunteers give up 67.7 points per game, which ranks them 68th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 45th and 116th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 156th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 275th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 241st. In terms of pace they are 217th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 40th. As a team they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 155th in Division 1. LSU is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 209th in the nation.
Tennessee is 236th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 47th in the nation. The Volunteers are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 81st. In terms of pace they are 265th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 182nd. As a team they are 114th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 229th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU +11.5
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