Louisiana Lafayette at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 5 point favorites.
Louisiana Lafayette heads into this matchup with a mark of 26-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.0 as they are averaging 83.4 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. LSU has an overall mark of 17-13. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 73.9, which is a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 16-10 against the spread this season
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 8-15 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 13-11 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Key Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
03/11/18 F Jakeenan Gant Illness left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs LSU
03/11/18 G Johnathan Stove Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs LSU
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/30/18 F Galen Alexander Dismissed is out for season
01/30/18 F Mayan Kiir Dismissed is out for season
Frank Bartley averages 17.7 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jakeenan Gant averages 13.8 points per contest in 25.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Tremont Waters scores 16 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Duop Reath averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Lafayette averages 83.4 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 69th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 91st in Division 1. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 138th with 13.3 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allow 70.4 points per contest, which is 129th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 130th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 77th in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 41st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 161st in Division 1. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.5 boards per contest and 126th in assists per game with 14.3. The Tigers are 301st in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Tigers give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 218th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 264th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 130th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 221st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 17th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 33rd. In terms of pace they are 49th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 71st. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 129th in Division 1. Louisiana Lafayette is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 73rd in the nation.
LSU is 293rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 283rd in Division 1. The Tigers are 269th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 41st. They are 206th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 47th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 103rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Lafayette/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Lafayette +5
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