SE Louisiana Lions vs Lamar Cardinals Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Louisiana Lions vs Lamar Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SE Louisiana (+4)
The SE Louisiana Lions (2-6) go to Montagne Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Lamar Cardinals (1-7). Lamar opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 141.
SE Louisiana comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 2-6 this season. They have an average of 63.8 pts per contest (300th in college hoops) while hitting 37.2% from the field. The Lions are connecting on 26.6% on shots from distance (50 of 188) and 57.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, SE Louisiana is grabbing 33.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 84 dimes so far this season, which is 201st in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 17.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 21.8 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Lions are able to force 17.1 turnovers every game and they draw 22.8 fouls. They currently rank 298th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 124 surrendered this year. The Lions defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (214 of 445) and they surrender 38.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 296th in the country in PPG allowed (78.4).
The SE Louisiana Lions played the Grambling Tigers and took home the win by a score of 77-70 in their last contest. SE Louisiana ended having earned a 40.7% FG percentage (24 of 59) and knocked down 10 of 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Lions knocked down 19 of 34 shots for a rate of 55.9%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 19 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 dimes for this contest while getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to defending, SE Louisiana allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the field on 24 out of 59 shooting. Grambling totaled 17 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Tigers grabbed 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Grambling shot 80.0% from the free throw line by making 20 of their 25 attempts. They made 4 of 11 shots from distance.
Keon Clergeot is a guy who was important in this matchup. He walked away with 25 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins played and grabbed 4 boards. Clergeot went 54.5% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Lions was Gus Okafor. He collected 10 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor for this contest by going 5-of-10 (16 points). When all was said and done, Okafor was on the court for 28 min.
Lamar has a win-loss record of 1-7 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Cardinals are connecting on 37.1% from the field, which is ranked 341st in Division 1. Lamar has totaled 468 points this year (58.5 per contest) and they pull in 35.1 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 9.5 times per contest (323rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.6 times per contest. The Cardinals commit 18.4 personal fouls per game and they go 70.3% from the charity stripe. The Cardinals on the defensive side of the court are 243rd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 73.8. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (275th in college hoops). The Lamar defense gives up 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (68 of 184) and their opponents are converting on 60.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 15.9 dimes and 39.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 289th and 285th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the court, the Lamar Cardinals walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-66 when they faced the UTSA Roadrunners. The Cardinals were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this matchup. They stuffed 5 shots while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Roadrunners earned 22 personal fouls for this game which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 64.7%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Lamar converted 7 of their 21 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Cardinals ended up going 24 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Cardinals allowed the Roadrunners to convert 32 of 63 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.8% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 26.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 19 and finished the game at 19 of 32 at the free throw line (59.4%). In the matter of rebounds, Lamar allowed UTSA to collect 35 in all (9 offensive).
Davion Buster pitched in for the Cardinals in the matchup. He converted 7 of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which gave him 18 points. Buster grabbed 2 rebounds in his 29 minutes and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Lamar was Anderson Kopp. He left the arena with 10 points in 22 minutes on the court by going 2 out of 8 shooting for the contest. Kopp ended the game having shot 25.0% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lamar (-4) and over 141 points
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