SE Louisiana Lions vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Louisiana Lions vs LSU Tigers
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: SE Louisiana (+26)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the site where and the LSU Tigers (1-1) will play the SE Louisiana Lions (0-2) on Monday. SE Louisiana opens this matchup as 26-point dogs. The O/U is set at 155.5.
SE Louisiana will play this contest with a mark of 0-2 this season. They are turning it over 19.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.5 fouls per game. As a team, SE Louisiana is grabbing 39.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 15 dimes so far this season, which is 198th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Lions are shooting 10.2% on shots from downtown (5 of 49) and 56.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 61.0 points per outing (210th in Division 1) while connecting on 34.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Lions are able to force 22.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 25.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 29.5% on shots from distance while they are 277th in college hoops in opponents points per game (75.5). The Lions defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 50.9% (56 of 110) and they relinquish 36.0 boards per game as a team. They are 276th in the nation in allowing assists with 28 conceded so far this season.
The SE Louisiana Lions played the UAB Blazers and ended up losing by a score of 84-59 in their last game. SE Louisiana finished the game with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and knocked down 4 of their 21 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Lions made 9 of 21 tries for a percentage of 42.9%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 33 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists in this matchup as well as having 2 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defending, SE Louisiana allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 23 out of 58. UAB doled out 15 dimes and 12 steals in the game. Additionally, the Blazers totaled 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. UAB finished the game at 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of their 12 shots. They converted 6 of 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Keon Clergeot is a player who was pivotal in this game. He was able to score 9 points on 2 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and also grabbed 6 boards. Clergeot finished the game shooting 13.3% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of action in the game for the Lions was Nick Caldwell. He collected 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 53.3% from the field for the contest by going 8-of-15 (20 points). When the game finished, Caldwell played for 35 minutes.
LSU has a win-loss record of 1-1 so far this year. The Tigers commit 17.5 fouls every game and they shoot 80.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per contest (88th in the nation) and they turn it over 9.0 times per contest. LSU has 175 pts on the season (87.5 per game) and they average 27.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are hitting on 52.7% from the field, which is 34th in the nation. The Tigers defensively are ranked 316th in college hoops in PPG given up with 83.0. The LSU defense allows 45.1% on three-point shots (23 of 51) and opponents are knocking down 79.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 20.0 assists and 30.0 total boards per game, which is 341st and 148th in college hoops. They have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 53.1% from the floor (340th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the LSU Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 85-81 when they faced the Saint Louis Billikens. The Tigers earned 16 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 20 in this contest. They stuffed 2 attempts while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Billikens committed 19 fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.2%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, LSU buried 9 of 24 tries (37.5%). In all, the Tigers went 28 out of 52 from the floor which had them shooting 53.8%. The Tigers permitted the Billikens to convert 31 of 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.4% for this game. They shot 41.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 24 and ended up shooting 13 of 14 at the free throw line (92.9%). When discussing cleaning the glass, LSU permitted Saint Louis to pull down 30 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Trendon Watford ended up having an impact for the Tigers for the contest. He made 8 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Watford had 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and earned 6 assists in this contest. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for LSU was Javonte Smart. He totaled 18 points in 36 minutes on the court via 6 of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Smart ended the game having shot 75.0% from the field while earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SE Louisiana (+26)
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