SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 11/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs LSU Tigers
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: SIU Edwardsville (+25)
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars (8-23 last season) are headed to Chaifetz Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the LSU Tigers (21-10 last year). SIU Edwardsville opens this contest as 25-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 148.
SIU Edwardsville enters this one after finishing with a win-loss record of 8-23 last season. They had an average of 66.9 points per game (293rd in college basketball) while connecting on 42.7% from the field. The Cougars connected on 31.3% on three-point shots (176 of 562) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. As a squad, SIU Edwardsville pulled down 34.3 boards per game and sat with 428 dimes last season, which was 139th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a unit committed 19.6 fouls on a nightly basis. When they were on the defensive end, the Cougars forced 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 fouls. They gave up 33.0% from 3-point land and they ranked 275th in the country in points per game allowed (72.9). The Cougars defense allowed an opponent FG percentage of 43.7% (759 of 1,738) and they conceded 35.7 boards per game as a squad. They were 308th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 468 surrendered over the course of last season.
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against the Eastern Illinois Panthers and went home with a loss by a final score of 70-52 in their last contest. SIU Edwardsville finished the game having earned a 38.0% field goal percentage (19 out of 50) and made 4 out of their 15 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cougars buried 10 of 13 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 9 dimes for this contest as well as having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In reference to defense, SIU Edwardsville allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the field on 19 of 50. Eastern Illinois dished out 20 assists and 10 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Panthers snagged 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Eastern Illinois shot 40.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 10 attempts. They buried 12 out of their 27 tries from distance.
Tyresse Williford is a player who had an impact in the game. He notched 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He played 28 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Williford finished 42.9% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this matchup for the Cougars was Brandon Jackson. He totaled 6 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He shot 44.4% from the floor for the matchup by going 4-of-9 (9 points). When the game finished, Jackson saw the court for 27 min.
LSU had a win-loss record of 21-10 last season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers shot 47.1% from the floor, which was ranked 23rd in the nation. LSU totaled 2,495 pts over the course of last year (80.5 per contest) and they averaged 39.7 rebounds per game. They earned an assist 12.8 times per contest (201st in Division 1) and they turned it over 12.6 times per contest. The Tigers were responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.9% from the charity stripe. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court were 284th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 73.3. The LSU defense surrendered 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (277 of 804) and opponents connected on 68.8% of their free throw shots. They forced 11.9 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (142nd in Division 1). They gave up 12.8 assists and 33.4 rebounds per game, which was ranked 199th and 101st in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the LSU Tigers got the win with a final of 94-64 when they faced the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 37 for the game. They also blocked 3 tries while recording 6 steals for this game. The Bulldogs were called for 19 fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of them for a rate of 78.9%. When it comes to shots from downtown, LSU knocked down 11 of 21 attempts (52.4%). When the game finished, the Tigers finished shooting 34 out of 59 from the field which had them at 57.6%. The Tigers permitted the Bulldogs to convert 25 of their 69 attempts from the field which had them at 36.2% for the matchup. They shot 11.5% from three-point range by connecting on 3 out of 26 and finished the contest at 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). With respect to rebounding, LSU permitted Georgia to get 35 in total (13 offensive).
Skylar Mays ended up being a factor for the Tigers for this contest. He made 7 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which gave him 19 points. Mays grabbed 6 boards in his 37 mins played and accumulated 2 assists for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for LSU was Marlon Taylor. He scored 30 points in his 36 minutes on the court by going 10 out of 17 shooting for the matchup. Taylor ended the game having shot 58.8% from the field while collecting 3 dimes and 7 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU (-25) and under 148 points
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