SE Louisiana Lions vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SE Louisiana Lions vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SE Louisiana (+20.5)
The Texas A&M Aggies (3-1) play the SE Louisiana Lions (1-5) at Reed Arena on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Texas A&M as 20.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 140.
SE Louisiana heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-5 this season. The Lions are shooting 23.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (32 of 139) and 57.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 63.5 pts per contest (282nd in the country) while hitting 36.7% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.2 fouls every game. As a unit, SE Louisiana is collecting 35.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 59 assists for the campaign, which is 184th in the nation in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Lions are able to force 17.5 turnovers every game and they draw 23.7 fouls. The Lions are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (166 of 352) and they concede 42.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 299th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 94 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 34.0% on three-point shots while they are 290th in D-1 in opponents PPG (81.3).
The SE Louisiana Lions faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and took a loss by a final of 78-69 in their last contest. SE Louisiana finished the contest having earned a 57.1% field goal percentage (28 of 49) and converted 8 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Lions converted 5 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 29.4%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists for this contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 5 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, SE Louisiana allowed their opponent to shoot 57.1% from the field on 28 out of 49. Louisiana Tech distributed 17 dimes and 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Bulldogs collected 29 boards (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Louisiana Tech shot 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 18 attempts. They also knocked down 10 out of their 20 shots from distance.
Gus Okafor is someone who saw a lot of action in this game. He ended up with 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and snagged 5 boards. Okafor finished shooting 41.7% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Lions was Keon Clergeot. He collected 6 rebounds and had 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field in this game by hitting 4-of-7 (9 points). In all, Clergeot played for 33 minutes.
Texas A&M has a mark of 3-1 so far this year. The Aggies have committed 19.3 fouls per game and they hit 71.1% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.3 times per contest (133rd in the country) and they cough up possession 18.8 times per contest. Texas A&M has tallied 291 points for the season (72.8 per contest) and they grab 34.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Aggies are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 163rd in D-1. The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 90th in college hoops in PPG given up with 65.0. The Texas A&M defense concedes 35.6% on 3-pointers (32 of 90) and their opponents are knocking down 62.2% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 17.5 dimes and 29.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 296th and 27th in college basketball. They are able to force 19.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the field (194th in Division 1).
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies took a loss by a score of 73-55 when they played the TCU Horned Frogs. The Aggies snagged 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 25 in the game. They also stuffed 2 shots while getting 10 steals in the game. The Horned Frogs were called for 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Aggies to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Texas A&M knocked down 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 18 for 47 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.3%. The Aggies permitted the Horned Frogs to make 26 of their 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.0% for this contest. They finished shooting 43.5% from downtown by shooting 10 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). When talking about rebounding, Texas A&M permitted TCU to snag 31 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Hassan Diarra was important for the Aggies in this game. He knocked down 3 out of 7 for this game for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which gave him 9 points. Diarra snagged 2 boards in his 22 mins and accumulated 3 assists for the contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Texas A&M was Jay Jay Chandler. He finished with 12 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood via 3 of 8 from the floor in this game. Chandler wrapped this one up going 37.5% from the field as well as totaling 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-20.5) and under 140 points
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