LSU Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
The LSU Tigers (8-0) are on their way to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-3).
The LSU Tigers played Ohio and earned the victory with a final of 66-51 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Tigers ended up with 14 while Ohio recorded 15 fouls. They also converted 12 out of their 36 tries from distance. Ohio went 50.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 3 of 6 shots. Furthermore, Ohio snagged 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Ohio distributed 10 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. In regard to defending, LSU allowed the other team to shoot 26.5% from the field on 18 out of 68 shooting. They also recorded 10 assists in the game while forcing 12 turnovers and having 11 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Tigers buried 16 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. LSU ended the contest having earned a 46.9% field goal percentage (23 of 49) and made 4 out of their 18 three-point attempts.
Tari Eason is a guy who was a factor for the game. He ended up with 20 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. He finished the game at 66.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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LSU comes into this one with a win-loss record of 8-0 for the campaign. They have an average of 79.5 pts per contest (57th in the nation) on 47.1% from the field. The Tigers are shooting 32.6% on three-point attempts (56 of 172) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, LSU is snagging 40.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 114 dimes on the year, which ranks 208th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Tigers are able to force 19.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 57th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 87 relinquished for the campaign. The Tigers are allowing a shooting percentage of 33.1% (149 of 450) and they relinquish 33.6 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 27.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 3rd in Division 1 in opponents points per game (53.8).
For their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went home defeated by a final of 79-62 against North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets were able to collect 16 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 19 in this matchup. They coughed it up 13 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. North Carolina committed 13 personal fouls for this game which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for 7 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 85.7%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Georgia Tech knocked down 6 out of their 16 tries (37.5%). In all, the Yellow Jackets went 25 out of 54 from the floor which had them shooting 46.3%. The Yellow Jackets permitted North Carolina to convert 31 out of their 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 56.4% in the matchup. They finished 58.8% from 3-point land by going 10 of 17 and finished the game at 7 out of 8 from the free throw line (87.5%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Georgia Tech allowed North Carolina to pull down 32 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Khalid Moore ended up being a major contributor for the Yellow Jackets in this game. He buried 5 of 8 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He totaled 13 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and tallied 1 assist for the contest.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 5-3 so far this season. The Yellow Jackets commit 17.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 67.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.5 times per game (114th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. Georgia Tech has scored 583 points for the campaign (72.9 per contest) and they grab 36.0 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Yellow Jackets are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which ranks 46th in the country.
The Georgia Tech defense surrenders 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (57 of 179) and their opposition knocks down 65.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 14.5 assists and 31.6 total boards per game, which is ranked 305th and 66th in the country. The Yellow Jackets on the defensive end are ranked 175th in the country in points per game surrendered with 68.3. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (235th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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