LSU Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/5/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Vanderbilt +12
The LSU Tigers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 12 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 8-13. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 73.1, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 10-10-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
01/15/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Skylar Mays comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Emmitt Williams averages 13.7 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Scotty Pippen Jr. averages 11.2 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Saben Lee averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 295th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 181st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 167th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt is 172nd in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 237th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 223rd in the nation. They are 289th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 283rd in assists per contest with 11.9. The Commodores are 171st in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Commodores surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 272nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 320th and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 228th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 226th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Tigers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 112th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 55th. As a team they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 284th in Division 1. LSU is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Vanderbilt is 177th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 185th. They are 167th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 173rd. As a unit they are 156th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +12
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