Florida vs LSU Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -2
The Florida Gators travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 2 point favorites.
Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. LSU has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 79.9 points per game and surrendering 69.1, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-8-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
01/18/20 F Dontay Bassett Illness is questionable
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/17/20 G Marlon Taylor Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Mississippi
01/15/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
Kerry Blackshear Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Keyontae Johnson averages 12.7 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Skylar Mays averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Emmitt Williams averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 124th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 194th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 273rd with 12.3 per game. The Gators allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 54th and 59th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 77th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 20th in the country with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 17th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 255th in the nation. They are 28th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 155th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Tigers are 135th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Tigers surrender 69.1 points per contest, which ranks them 187th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 192nd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 70th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 135th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 106.4, which is ranked 81st. They are 264th in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 153rd. As a unit they are 123rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in D-1. Florida is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 200th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 111.7, which is ranked 9th. They are 125th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 46th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU -2
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