LSU vs Texas predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: LSU Tigers vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas +1
The LSU Tigers travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 80.2 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Texas has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 66.1 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-9-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/15/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Skylar Mays comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Emmitt Williams averages 13.7 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Matt Coleman averages 12.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Courtney Ramey averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 13.7 per game. The Tigers allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 93rd and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 305th in the country with 66.1 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 160th in the nation. They are 291st in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 129th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Longhorns are 159th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Longhorns surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 50th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 195th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 222nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 194th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Tigers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 112. In terms of pace they are 119th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 52nd. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. LSU is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 93rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 242nd in the country in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 134th. As a team they are 216th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas +1
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