Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs LSU Tigers
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (+10)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the venue where and the LSU Tigers (2-1) will take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-0) on Sunday. Louisiana Tech opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 153.
Louisiana Tech steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 3-0 this season. The Bulldogs are hitting 40.8% on shots from beyond the arc (29 of 71) and 68.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 81.7 points per game (68th in college basketball) while hitting 47.8% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, Louisiana Tech is snagging 42.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 39 dimes this year, which has them ranked 141st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 10.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They concede 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 143rd in the country in PPG from their opponents (70.0). The Bulldogs defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.6% (78 of 197) and they concede 34.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 161st in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 37 surrendered for the campaign.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the UL Monroe Warhawks and notched a win by a score of 78-62 in their last contest. Louisiana Tech ended having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 60) and made 9 of their 25 shots from downtown. When shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs buried 11 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 57.9%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 47 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 dimes in the matchup while earning 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In the matter of the defense, Louisiana Tech allowed 48.3% from the field on 29 of 60. UL Monroe distributed 13 dimes and 10 steals in the game. Additionally, the Warhawks snagged 20 rebounds (4 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 3 rejections. UL Monroe walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of 10 attempts. They also made 8 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point land.
Cobe Williams is one guy who saw a lot of action in the matchup. He accounted for 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and totaled 2 boards. Williams finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Kalob Ledoux. He totaled 6 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field in the matchup by shooting 5-of-10 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Ledoux was on the hardwood for 31 min.
LSU has a record of 2-1 on the year. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 51.8% from the field, which is ranked 89th in college basketball. LSU has accounted for 271 pts on the campaign (90.3 per game) and they average 35.7 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.7 times per contest (92nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.0 times per contest. The Tigers are responsible for committing 18.3 fouls every game and they go 80.3% from the free throw line. The Tigers are ranked 140th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 69.7. The LSU defense gives up 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (28 of 80) and their opponents are converting on 70.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 15.3 dimes and 31.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 222nd and 48th in Division 1. They are forcing 14.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (152nd in college basketball).
For their last game, the LSU Tigers got the win with a final of 96-43 when they played the SE Louisiana Lions. The Tigers snagged 39 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 for this contest. They turned away 3 tries while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Lions committed 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to bury 23 of those for a percentage of 79.3%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, LSU knocked down 13 of 36 attempts (36.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers shot 30 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Tigers allowed the Lions to knock down 13 of 59 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 22.0% for this contest. They finished 17.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 29 and ended up going 12 of 21 at the free throw line (57.1%). In relation to rebounding, LSU allowed SE Louisiana to pull down 31 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Javonte Smart pitched in for the Tigers in this matchup. He made 4 of 9 for the game giving him a rate of 44.4%, which earned him 10 points. Smart pulled down 5 boards in his 29 mins played and had 5 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for LSU was Trendon Watford. He walked away with 20 points in his 26 minutes on the court via 7 out of 8 from the floor in this game. Watford finished going 87.5% from the floor as well as collecting 3 dimes and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (+10)
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