LSU Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -5.5
The LSU Tigers head to Auburn Arena to take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 5.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 80.2 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Auburn has an overall mark of 20-2. They are averaging 79.0 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 10-11-1 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 12-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 9-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/15/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Skylar Mays comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Emmitt Williams averages 14.2 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Samir Doughty scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Isaac Okoro averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 80.2 points per contest, which is 15th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 147th with 13.6 per game. The Tigers allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 226th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 205th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 172nd place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 20th in the nation with 79.0 points per contest this season. They are 175th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 293rd in the NCAA. They are 7th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 174th in assists per game with 13.2. The Tigers are 179th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Tigers give up 68.8 points per game, which ranks them 162nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 96th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 37th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 191st with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 202nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 60th. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 288th in Division 1. LSU is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 267th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 42nd. They are 112th in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 148th. As a unit they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take LSU +5.5
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