Louisiana Tech at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 5 point favorites.
Louisiana Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.0 as they are averaging 78.7 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. LSU has an overall record of 3-0. They are averaging 92.0 points per game and surrendering 76.7, good for a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
11/15/18 G DaQuan Bracey Ankle is questionable Friday vs LSU
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
DaQuan Bracey comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Amorie Archibald averages 12.7 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Naz Reid averages 19.0 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Skylar Mays averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Tech averages 78.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 159th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 136th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 210th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 121st with 14.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 233rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 25.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 127th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 35th in the country with 92.0 points per game this year. They are 33rd in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 201st in the nation. They are 180th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 151st in assists per contest with 15.0. The Tigers are 190th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tigers surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 254th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 272nd and 316th in those defensive statistics. They rank 206th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 27.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 232nd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 110.3, which is ranked 124th. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 166th. As a unit they are 152nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 172nd in D-1. Louisiana Tech is 128th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 125.5, which is ranked 25th. They are 157th in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 60th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Tech/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -5
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