Tennessee at LSU NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 24-2. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 83.7 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. LSU has an overall record of 21-5. They are averaging 82.7 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 14-11-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 16-9-1 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Grant Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Admiral Schofield averages 16.5 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tremont Waters averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Naz Reid averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 83.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 107th in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 66th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.2 per game. The Volunteers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 20th in the country with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 56th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in the nation. They are 58th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.5. The Tigers are 112th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Tigers surrender 73.8 points per contest, which ranks them 239th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 89th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 318th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Volunteers are 4th in the nation in offensive rating with 118. In terms of pace they are 136th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 14th. As a team they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 328th in Division 1. Tennessee is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 200th 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 113.2, which is ranked 23rd. They are 92nd in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 108th. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -1
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