LSU Tigers vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (+2.5)
The Saint Louis Billikens (23-8 last year) host the LSU Tigers (21-10 last season) at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday. Saint Louis opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 145.5.
LSU will enter this matchup after finishing with a mark of 21-10 last year. They turned the ball over 12.6 times per game and as a unit committed 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, LSU pulled down 39.7 boards per game and racked up 398 dimes throughout last season, which was 213th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers connected on 32.7% on 3-pointers (211 of 645) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They had an average of 80.5 pts per game (9th in D-1) while hitting 47.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Tigers were able to force their opponents into 11.9 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 fouls. They were 184th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 397 surrendered last year. The Tigers defense allowed a field goal percentage of 42.3% (821 of 1,941) and they conceded 33.4 boards per game as a group. They conceded 34.5% on 3-pointers and they were 284th in college hoops in opponents PPG (73.3).
The LSU Tigers faced the SIU Edwardsville Cougars and earned the victory with a final of 94-81 in their last game. LSU wrapped up the game having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (30 of 58) and made 12 out of their 26 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Tigers made 22 of 26 shots for a rate of 84.6%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 30 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 dimes for the matchup while having 10 steals and 3 rejections. Concerning defense, LSU allowed the other team to go 51.7% from the field on 30 of 58. SIU Edwardsville totaled 19 assists and 1 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Cougars pulled down 28 boards (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. SIU Edwardsville shot 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 15 attempts. They converted 13 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land.
Trendon Watford is a guy who was important in this game. He ended up with 13 points on 2 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and collected 7 boards. Watford went 28.6% from the floor and also totaled 9 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Tigers was Darius Days. He collected 6 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 81.8% from the field for the game by going 9-of-11 (24 points). When the final whistle was blown, Days was on the court for 34 min.
Saint Louis had a win-loss record of 23-8 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Billikens hit 45.4% from the floor, which had them ranked 87th in college basketball. Saint Louis scored 2,223 pts last season (71.7 per game) and they collected 39.7 boards per game. They got an assist 14.5 times per contest (63rd in the nation) and they turned the ball over 12.8 times per contest. The Billikens committed 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connected on 58.0% from the charity stripe. The Billikens on the defensive end were ranked 59th in the country in PPG allowed with 65.2. They forced 13.7 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (39th in Division 1). The Saint Louis defense gave up 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (218 of 675) and their opponents made 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 10.8 dimes and 33.0 boards per contest, which was ranked 49th and 80th in the nation.
In their last game, the Saint Louis Billikens got the win with a final of 89-52 against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars. The Billikens corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup. They also stuffed 2 attempts while getting 13 steals in the game. The Cougars earned 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Billikens to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 76.7%. When talking about three-point attempts, Saint Louis converted 10 out of 22 tries (45.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Billikens ended up shooting 28 for 61 from the field which had them sitting at 45.9%. The Billikens permitted the Cougars to bury 20 of their 49 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.8% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 18.2% from distance by connecting on 2 out of 11 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 at the charity stripe (66.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, Saint Louis allowed SIU Edwardsville to snag 27 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Goodwin was important for the Billikens in the matchup. He made 5 of 11 in this contest for a field goal rate of 45.5%, which got him 12 points. Goodwin pulled down 11 rebounds in his 23 minutes and totaled 4 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Saint Louis was Javonte Perkins. He ended up scoring 22 points in 20 minutes on the court via 8 out of 11 from the floor for this game. Perkins walked away from this one going 72.7% from the field in addition to collecting 2 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LSU (+2.5)
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