LSU vs VCU NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/13/2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The LSU Tigers travel to Stuart C. Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 1.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 9 as they are averaging 88 points per contest while giving up 79 per game. VCU has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 65.5 points per contest and giving up 57, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 0-1-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 0-2-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/11/19 G Vince Williams Concussion is questionable
Ja'vonte Smart comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 100%. Emmitt Williams averages 21 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
De'Riante Jenkins averages 14 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Marcus Evans averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 33%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 88 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 75th in the nation. They average 46 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 103rd with 16 per game. The Tigers allow 79 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 290th in the country. They also allow a 32% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 12 assists per contest, which puts them in 179th place in Division 1. They force 9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 269th in the country with 66 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 156th in the nation. They are 201st in the NCAA in rebounding with 37 boards per game, and 246th in assists per contest with 12. The Rams are 43rd in turnovers per game with 18. The Rams surrender 57 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 161st in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 10 assists allowed per contest and 143rd with 35 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 280th in country in forcing turnovers with 19 per game.
The Tigers are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 42nd in the country with 80.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 115th. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 257th in Division 1. LSU is 133rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 29th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 22.7 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 264th in the country in offensive rating with 90.3. In terms of pace they are 215th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 181st. As a team they are 172nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take VCU -1.5
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