LSU vs South Carolina Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina -1.5
The LSU Tigers head to Colonial Life Arena to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 1.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 80.6 points per contest while giving up 73.0 per game. South Carolina has an overall mark of 16-10. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 11-14-1 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 16-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-11-0 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 13-11-2 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
02/19/20 F Jalyn McCreary Head is questionable
02/11/20 F Justin Minaya Thumb is out indefinitely
Skylar Mays comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Trendon Watford averages 13.8 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
A.J. Lawson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jermaine Cousinard averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 80.6 points per contest, which is 9th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 273rd in the nation. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 196th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 182nd with 13.1 per game. The Tigers allow 73.0 points per contest, which is 277th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 281st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Carolina is 164th in the nation with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 166th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 278th in the NCAA. They are 99th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 101st in assists per game with 14.1. The Gamecocks are 148th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Gamecocks give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 102nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 151st with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Gamecocks are 317th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.6. In terms of pace they are 103rd in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 70th. As a team they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 281st in Division 1. LSU is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
South Carolina is 199th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Gamecocks are 227th in the country in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 58th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 240th. As a team they are 277th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 305th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's LSU/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU +1.5
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