LSU at Utah College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Center
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The LSU Tigers head to Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on the Utah Utes on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
LSU comes into this game with an overall record of 18-14. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 74.0 per contest. Utah has an overall record of 20-11. They are averaging 73.4 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 14-11 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 15-11 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
03/17/18 F Aaron Epps Triceps is probable Monday vs Utah U
03/17/18 G Brandon Rachal Suspension is "?" Monday vs Utah U
03/17/18 G Skylar Mays Thumb is upgraded to probable Monday vs Utah U
03/17/18 G Tremont Waters Nose is probable Monday vs Utah U
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tremont Waters averages 15.8 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Duop Reath averages 12.7 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Justin Bibbins scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. David Collette averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 77.8 points per contest this year, which is 72nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 34th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 181st in Division 1. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 271st and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 11.7 per game. The Tigers allow 74.0 points per contest, which is 219th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 167th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 100th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 182nd in the country with 73.4 points per contest this season. They are 128th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 107th in Division 1. They are 263rd in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 60th in assists per game with 15.5. The Utes are 264th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Utes give up 68.4 points per game, which ranks them 71st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 57th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Utes are 96th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 40th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 262nd. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 106th in Division 1. LSU is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 260th in the nation.
Utah is 193rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 57th in Division 1. The Utes are 118th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 102nd. They are 267th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 67th. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Utah college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU +3.5
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