LSU vs Texas A&M Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M +6.5
The LSU Tigers head to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has LSU as 6.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Texas A&M has an overall record of 8-6. They are averaging 58.6 points per game and surrendering 59.6, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/25/19 G TJ Starks Suspension is out for season
Skylar Mays comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 72% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Emmitt Williams averages 13.4 points per contest in 27.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Josh Nebo scores 11.5 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 72% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Savion Flagg averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 79.3 points per contest, which is 28th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 188th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 193rd with 13.4 per game. The Tigers allow 67.5 points per contest, which is 148th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 192nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 134th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 344th in the nation with 58.6 points per contest this season. They are 328th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 24% from beyond the arc, which is good for 350th in the NCAA. They are 200th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 325th in assists per game with 10.7. The Aggies are 75th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Aggies give up 59.6 points per game, which ranks them 17th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 194th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 163rd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 183rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 17th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.3. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 56th. As a team they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 284th in Division 1. LSU is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 27th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 88.8, which is ranked 339th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 338th. As a unit they are 330th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 137th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -6.5
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