Florida at LSU NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Florida Gators travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 6.5 point favorites.
Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 68.4 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. LSU has an overall mark of 21-4. They are averaging 82.9 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 8-17-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 14-10-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 15-9-1 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out for season
01/21/19 F Keith Stone ACL is out for season
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Noah Locke averages 10.8 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Naz Reid averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Tremont Waters averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 75th and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 180th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in the nation. Florida averages 68.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 285th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 297th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 200th in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 251st and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 284th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 235th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 193rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 89th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. LSU is 19th in the country with 82.9 points per game this year. They are 52nd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 269th in the nation. They are 60th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 168th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Tigers are 115th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 190th. They are 325th in college basketball in pace with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 278th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in D-1. Florida is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 206th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 113.4, which is ranked 21st. They are 82nd in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 102nd. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LSU -6.5
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