Texas A&M at LSU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 12 point favorites.
Texas A&M heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. LSU has an overall record of 22-5. They are averaging 82.7 points per game and surrendering 74.1, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 10-15-0 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 Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/25/19 G Tremont Waters Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Texas A&M
Wendell Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Savion Flagg averages 12.8 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
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%. Skylar Mays averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 327th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 255th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 81st with 14.2 per game. The Aggies allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 85th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 257th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 309th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 19th in the country with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 68th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 271st in the nation. They are 64th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 198th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Tigers are 124th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Tigers surrender 74.1 points per contest, which ranks them 242nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 202nd and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 104th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 321st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Aggies are 201st in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 138th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 231st. As a team they are 222nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Texas A&M is 82nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 225th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 113.1, which is ranked 22nd. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 117th. As a unit they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU -12
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