Auburn at LSU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1 point favorites.
Auburn heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 83.9 points per contest while giving up 68.2 per game. LSU has an overall record of 18-4. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 73.2, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 11-9-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 12-9-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 14-8-0 against the over/under
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
02/06/19 F Chuma Okeke Hip injured last game, is questionable
02/06/19 G Jared Harper Ankle injured last game, is questionable
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jared Harper averages 15.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Bryce Brown comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Naz Reid averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tremont Waters averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 122nd and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 127th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 86th place in the NCAA. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the nation. Auburn averages 83.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 50th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 223rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 197th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 71st with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 326th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. LSU is 18th in the country with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 46th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in the nation. They are 59th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 154th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Tigers are 76th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Tigers are 10th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.2. In terms of pace they are 96th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 45th. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 20th in Division 1. Auburn is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 144th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 22nd. They are 70th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 89th. As a unit they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 260th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU -1
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