Louisiana at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 17 point favorites.
Louisiana heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 26-5. They had a point differential of 12.4 as they averaged 83.2 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Tennessee had an overall record of 23-7 last season. They averaged 73.8 points per game and surrendered 65.7, good for a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns were 16-11-0 against the spread last season
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns were 8-15-1 against the over/under last year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers were 19-14-0 against the spread last season
The Tennessee Volunteers were 11-17-0 against the over/under last year
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/07/18 G Jalen Johnson Hamstring is questionable
11/07/18 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is questionable
Malik Marquetti comes into this game after averaging 8.1 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was 84%. Jakeenan Gant averaged 13.7 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.9 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 55% for the season while his free throw percentage was 70%.
Grant Williams scored 15.2 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 6.0 rebounds per contest and had 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. Admiral Schofield averaged 13.9 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.4 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana averaged 83.2 points per contest last year, which was 15th in the country. Their average scoring margin was 12.4 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 84th. From 3-point territory they shot 36%, which was good for 104th in Division 1. They averaged 39.0 boards per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranked them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 127th with 13.4 per game. The Ragin' Cajuns allowed 70.8 points per contest, which was 137th in the nation. They also surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 32.3 rebounds a game which ranked 48th, and they allowed 10.8 assists per game which put them in 22nd place in the NCAA. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 310th in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee was 172nd in the nation with 73.8 points per contest last season. They were 208th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 8.1. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 46th in the country. They were 131st in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 47th in assists per game with 15.7. The Volunteers were 250th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Volunteers gave up 65.7 points per game, which ranked them 25th in the country. Their defense surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 24th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 132nd with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers were 245th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest last year.
The Ragin' Cajuns were 18th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 114.1. In terms of pace they were 43rd in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 80th. As a team they were 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 132nd in Division 1. Louisiana was 207th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee was 252nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers were 81st in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they were 292nd in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 194th. As a team they were 153rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 221st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana +17
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