LSU Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (+1)
Mizzou Arena is the site where and the Missouri Tigers (15-7) will play the LSU Tigers (15-8) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Missouri as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 155.
LSU will enter this contest with a mark of 15-8 this year. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per game and as a group they commit 17.4 fouls every game. As a unit, LSU is pulling down 38.1 boards per game and has accumulated 295 assists this season, which is 159th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are connecting on 34.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (189 of 545) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 82.5 pts per contest (9th in Division 1) while hitting 46.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Tigers are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. The Tigers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.1% (615 of 1,462) and they concede 37.3 boards per game as a unit. They rank 258th in D-1 in giving up assists with 316 surrendered this year. They give up 30.1% on shots from distance and they rank 286th in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.2).
The LSU Tigers took the court against the Vanderbilt Commodores and notched a win by a score of 83-68 in their last contest. LSU finished the game having earned a 46.2% field goal percentage (30 of 65) and knocked down 10 out of their 26 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Tigers made 13 of 16 shots for a rate of 81.3%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Concerning defense, LSU allowed 38.7% from the field on 24 of 62 shooting. Vanderbilt earned 9 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, Vanderbilt pulled down 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Vanderbilt finished shooting 57.1% from the free throw line by making 12 of 21 tries. They buried 8 of their 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Cameron Thomas is someone who came through for the game. He notched 23 points on 6 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also totaled 10 rebounds. Thomas finished the game shooting 30.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Tigers was Trendon Watford. He collected 13 rebounds in his 35 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 50.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 5-of-10 (14 points). In all, Watford accounted for 4 assists.
Missouri has a record of 15-7 for the campaign. Missouri has earned 1,624 points this year (73.8 per contest) and they pull in 35.6 boards per game. The Tigers are committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 69.5% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Tigers are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 107th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per game (160th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. The Tigers defensively are ranked 217th in D-1 in PPG given up with 71.5. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (148th in college hoops). The Missouri defense gives up 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (140 of 434) and opponents are converting on 71.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.3 dimes and 35.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 61st and 196th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Missouri Tigers went home victorious with a score of 72-70 when they played the Florida Gators. The Tigers pulled down 11 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 21 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Gators committed 11 personal fouls in the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.6%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Missouri converted 9 out of 22 attempts (40.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers shot 28 out of 61 from the floor which had them shooting 45.9%. The Tigers permitted the Gators to make 25 out of their 43 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 58.1% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 35.7% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 14 and ended up shooting 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Missouri permitted Florida to pull down 28 in total (4 offensive).
Dru Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for the game. He converted 7 out of 15 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Smith recorded 17 points in his 38 mins on the court and accounted for 9 dimes for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Missouri was Xavier Pinson. He ended up walking away with 2 dimes in 27 mins played, and he knocked down 5 out of 11 from the floor. Pinson ended the game having shot 45.5% from the floor while totaling 14 points and 1 rebound.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Missouri (-1) and over 155 points
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