Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+7.5)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the site where and the LSU Tigers (5-1) will play the Texas A&M Aggies (5-1) on Tuesday. Texas A&M opens this contest as 7.5-point dogs. The total opens at 143.
Texas A&M comes into this game with a record of 5-1 this year. They have an average of 71.7 pts per game (206th in D-1) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. The Aggies are shooting 33.0% on 3-pointers (37 of 112) and 70.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Texas A&M is collecting 34.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 80 dimes for the campaign, which is 226th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 17.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Aggies are forcing 18.3 turnovers every game and they draw 23.0 fouls. They relinquish 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are 31st in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.7). The Aggies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (126 of 300) and they relinquish 28.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 224th in college hoops in giving up assists with 98 relinquished on the campaign.
The Texas A&M Aggies faced off with the Wofford Terriers and took home the win by a score of 70-52 in their last game. Texas A&M wrapped up the game having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (22 of 45) and made 3 out of their 11 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Aggies made 23 of 35 shots for a rate of 65.7%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 10 assists for this game while getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. In regard to defense, Texas A&M allowed the other team to shoot 48.9% from the floor on 22 of 45 shooting. Wofford recorded 16 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, the Terriers totaled 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Wofford finished the contest at 21.1% when shooting free throws by making 4 of their 19 tries. They also buried 12 out of their 34 tries from distance.
Jay Jay Chandler is one player who was a major factor for this game. He had 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played for 26 mins and also totaled 6 boards. Chandler finished shooting 36.4% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Aggies was Emanuel Miller. He collected 8 boards and accounted for 3 dimes. He shot 42.9% from the field for the contest by connecting on 3-of-7 (16 points). When the game finished, Miller played for 31 minutes.
LSU has a win-loss mark of 5-1 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Tigers are connecting on 52.0% from the floor, which ranks them 34th in D-1. LSU has 531 points so far this season (88.5 per contest) and they snag 39.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (158th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Tigers have committed 17.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.6% from the charity stripe. The Tigers are ranked 144th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 68.3. The LSU defense allows 27.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (49 of 176) and their opponents are connecting on 64.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.7 dimes and 32.7 boards per game, which ranks them 218th and 90th in those defensive categories. They have forced 14.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.6% from the field (75th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the LSU Tigers took home the win by a final score of 86-80 against the Nicholls State Colonels. The Tigers were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 34 in the game. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 8 steals in this game. The Colonels were called for 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 28 shots. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to 3-point attempts, LSU made 4 out of 15 attempts (26.7%). Overall, the Tigers ended up shooting 31 for 56 from the floor which had them at 55.4%. The Tigers allowed the Colonels to knock down 32 out of 70 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% in this matchup. They shot 22.9% from beyond the arc via 8 out of 35 and ended up going 8 out of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, LSU permitted Nicholls State to collect 33 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Cameron Thomas ended up being important for the Tigers for this game. He knocked down 10 out of 21 for this contest for a field goal rate of 47.6%, which got him 29 points. Thomas snagged 3 rebounds in his 36 mins played and totaled 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy who came through for LSU was Trendon Watford. He notched 22 points in 33 minutes played by going 9 of 12 from the floor in this game. Watford ended the game having shot 75.0% from the field as well as totaling 6 dimes and 9 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU (-7.5) and under 143 points
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