New Orleans Privateers vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Privateers vs LSU Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+27.5)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the site where and the LSU Tigers (4-1) will play the New Orleans Privateers (1-5) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have LSU as 27.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 152.
New Orleans steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 1-5 this season. They are turning it over 19.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 21.8 fouls every game. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 35.7 boards per game and has earned 86 assists for the season, which is 69th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Privateers are shooting 25.0% on 3-point shots (22 of 88) and 70.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 65.2 points per contest (273rd in D-1) on 44.4% from the field. Defensively, the Privateers are able to force 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. The Privateers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (160 of 356) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 256th in college basketball in allowing assists with 80 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 32.4% on 3-pointers while they are 238th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (74.5).
The New Orleans Privateers played the Jacksonville Dolphins and ended up losing by a score of 77-70 in their last game. New Orleans finished the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and made 2 of their 11 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Privateers knocked down 10 of their 15 shots for a rate of 66.7%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 assists for the game in addition to having 5 steals and 3 blocks. When discussing the defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 29 out of 57. Jacksonville doled out 11 dimes and 6 steals for the game. In addition, the Dolphins grabbed 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Jacksonville finished 72.0% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 25 attempts. They buried 7 out of their 17 tries from beyond the arc.
Damion Rosser is a guy who saw a lot of court time in this game. He recorded 23 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and pulled down 5 rebounds. Rosser finished the game at 68.8% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Privateers was Troy Green. He collected 8 boards and also tallied 3 dimes. He finished the contest at 72.7% from the field for the contest by hitting 8-of-11 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Green was on the court for 37 min.
LSU has a record of 4-1 for the year. The Tigers are committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they go 79.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per contest (171st in the country) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per game. LSU has tallied 445 pts on the campaign (89.0 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 51.4% from the floor, which ranks them 59th in the nation. The Tigers on defense are ranked 113th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 66.0. They allow 13.0 dimes and 31.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 180th and 66th in those categories on the defensive end. The LSU defense concedes 29.1% on shots from 3-point land (41 of 141) and opponents are making 65.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.2% from the floor (50th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the LSU Tigers took home the win by a final score of 88-66 when they faced the Sam Houston State Bearkats. The Tigers corralled 31 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest. They also rejected 2 attempts while earning 12 steals in this matchup. The Bearkats were called for 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 14 of those for a rate of 82.4%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, LSU buried 8 of 24 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Tigers finished 33 out of 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Tigers permitted the Bearkats to bury 23 of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5% for the game. They finished shooting 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 32 and ended up shooting 12 out of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, LSU permitted Sam Houston State to pull down 28 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Javonte Smart saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Tigers in this matchup. He made 11 of 15 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 73.3%, which had him finishing with 25 points. Smart snagged 6 boards in his 32 mins played and had 5 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for LSU was Cameron Thomas. He racked up 19 points in 32 minutes played by going 5 out of 17 from the floor in this matchup. Thomas finished going 29.4% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LSU (-27.5)
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