LSU at Kentucky Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The LSU Tigers head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 9 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 83.3 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 20-3. They are averaging 78.7 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 13-9-1 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 14-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-9-1 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Tremont Waters comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Naz Reid averages 13.9 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
PJ Washington scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Keldon Johnson averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 83.3 points per contest, which is 18th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 58th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 48th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 81st with 14.3 per game. The Tigers allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 232nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 211th and 202nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 55th in the nation with 78.7 points per contest this season. They are 40th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 119th in the NCAA. They are 30th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 122nd in assists per game with 14.2. The Wildcats are 189th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Wildcats give up 65.2 points per game, which ranks them 39th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 39th and 264th in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 256th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 24th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 64th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 106th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 260th in Division 1. LSU is 167th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.8, which is ranked 23rd. They are 198th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 96th. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 336th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +9
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