LSU at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The LSU Tigers travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 10.5 point favorites.
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LSU comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 83.6 points per game while giving up 73.5 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 78.7 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 11.9.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 5-3 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
01/05/18 G Admon Gilder Knee is "?" Saturday vs LSU
01/05/18 F DJ Hogg Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs LSU
01/05/18 G Duane Wilson Knee is "?" Saturday vs LSU
Tremont Waters averages 17.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Duop Reath averages 12.8 points per game in 22.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
DJ Hogg averages 14.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Tyler Davis averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 83.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 97th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 207th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.9 per game. The Tigers allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 215th and 209th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 120th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 90th in the country with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 114th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 186th in college basketball. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 17.8. The Aggies are 89th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Aggies surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 65th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 253rd with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 174th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 42nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Tigers are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.7, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 265th. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th in Division 1. LSU is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 244th in the nation.
Texas A&M is 130th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 16th in the nation. The Aggies are 109th in the country in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 92.1 is ranked 34th. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 161st. As a team they are 173rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas A&M -10.5
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