LSU vs Tennessee NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/4/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -1.5
The LSU Tigers travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 1.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 81.1 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Tennessee has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 67.2 points per game and surrendering 58.1, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-5-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
Emmitt Williams averages 13.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Skylar Mays comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
John Fulkerson averages 11.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Jordan Bowden averages 12.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 80th and 176th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 67th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in the nation. LSU averages 81.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 258th in D-1. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 66th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers surrender 58.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 80th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 160th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Tennessee is 285th in the country with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 222nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 127th in the country in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 53rd in assists per contest with 15.6. The Volunteers are 198th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Tigers are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7. In terms of pace they are 82nd in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 28th. As a team they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 277th in Division 1. LSU is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 140th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 229th. They are 296th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 265th. As a unit they are 213th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee -1.5
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