SE Louisiana Lions vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Louisiana Lions vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: SE Louisiana (+18.5)
The SE Louisiana Lions (1-4) travel to Thomas Assembly Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-1). The line on this matchup has Louisiana Tech as 18.5-point favorites. The total is set at 146.
SE Louisiana comes into this one with a record of 1-4 so far this year. The Lions are connecting on 19.7% on three-point shots (24 of 122) and 60.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 62.4 points per contest (263rd in the nation) while connecting on 33.4% from the floor. They turn it over 17.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 22.2 fouls per contest. As a team, SE Louisiana is snagging 36.4 boards per game and has accounted for 44 assists for the year, which has them ranked 162nd in D-1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Lions are forcing 19.0 turnovers every game while drawing 25.0 fouls. They currently rank 286th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 77 relinquished this year. The Lions defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.9% (138 of 294) and they relinquish 43.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 267th in D-1 in points per game allowed (82.0).
The SE Louisiana Lions faced the California Baptist Lancers and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-66 in their last game. SE Louisiana finished with a 30.6% field goal percentage (19 out of 62) and knocked down 3 of their 22 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Lions made 25 of their 40 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 38 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists for the contest as well as earning 8 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to the defense, SE Louisiana allowed the other team to shoot 30.6% from the field on 19 of 62. California Baptist earned 15 assists and 2 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Lancers totaled 47 rebounds (13 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 2 rejections. California Baptist finished 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 28 tries. They buried 10 of their 30 tries from beyond the arc.
Keon Clergeot is a player who was pivotal in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 3 of 9 shooting. He played 31 mins played and also collected 3 rebounds. Clergeot shot 33.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Lions was Gus Okafor. He grabbed 7 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 25.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 3-of-12 (10 points). In all, Okafor played 30 min.
Louisiana Tech has a win-loss record of 3-1 on the season. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 62.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 11.3 times per game (242nd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. Louisiana Tech has totaled 300 points on the year (75.0 per game) and they collect 40.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.7% from the field, which ranks them 244th in college basketball. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 198th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 74.0. They are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (156th in college basketball). The Louisiana Tech defense surrenders 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc (35 of 91) and opponents are making 71.6% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.0 dimes and 37.5 rebounds every game, which ranks 81st and 197th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 86-55 when they faced the LSU Tigers. The Bulldogs corralled 17 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Tigers were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 12 of those for a rate of 48.0%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Louisiana Tech knocked down 5 of their 29 attempts (17.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 19 for 66 from the field which had them shooting 28.8%. The Bulldogs permitted the Tigers to bury 26 of 48 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.2% in the matchup. They went 40.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 20 and ended up shooting 26 out of 34 at the free throw line (76.5%). Concerning attacking the glass, Louisiana Tech allowed LSU to collect 43 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
JaColby Pemberton ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He made 1 out of 7 for the matchup for a rate of 14.3%, which got him 2 points. Pemberton collected 7 boards in his 27 mins played and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Louisiana Tech was Amorie Archibald. He accumulated 6 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood by way of 2 out of 8 from the floor in this game. Archibald ended up shooting 25.0% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (-18.5)
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