Kentucky vs LSU Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: LSU -1.5
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has LSU as 1.5 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. LSU has an overall record of 18-7. They are averaging 80.8 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 11-13-1 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 15-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 F Kahlil Whitney Left Team is out for season
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/17/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Kentucky
Immanuel Quickley comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Nick Richards averages 14.6 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Skylar Mays scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Trendon Watford averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 80th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 61st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 239th with 12.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.5 points per contest, which is 73rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 32nd place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 9th in the nation with 80.8 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 280th in the NCAA. They are 19th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 198th in assists per game with 12.9. The Tigers are 181st in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Tigers give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 270th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 129th and 266th in those defensive statistics. They rank 193rd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 76th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 102nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 172nd. As a team they are 64th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 347th in Division 1. Kentucky is 230th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 238th 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 112.6, which is ranked 7th. They are 97th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 59th. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky +1.5
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