LSU vs Utah State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 11/22/2019
Game: LSU Tigers vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Jamaica Classic Arena in Montego Bay, JM
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State +1.5
The LSU Tigers travel to Jamaica Classic Arena to play the Utah State Aggies on Friday, November 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1.5 point favorites.
LSU comes into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 69.5 per contest. Utah State has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 86.0 points per game and surrendering 53.4, good for a point differential of 32.6.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
11/21/19 G Marlon Taylor Foot is out indefinitely
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/18/19 C Neemias Queta Knee is questionable
Skylar Mays comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Darius Days averages 12.5 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sam Merrill averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Justin Bean averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 77th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 283rd in the nation. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 20.5 per game. The Tigers allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 147th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 26th in the country with 86.0 points per game this year. They are 48th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 32.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 101st in the nation. They are 5th in the NCAA in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Aggies are 268th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Aggies surrender 53.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in D-1. Their defense allows a 33% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 8.6 assists allowed per contest and 31st with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 226th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Tigers are 128th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 44th in the country with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 68th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. LSU is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 22.8 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 120.1, which is ranked 14th. They are 159th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 57th. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State +1.5
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