LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: LSU (-6)
Reed Arena is the venue where and the Texas A&M Aggies (7-6) will play the LSU Tigers (10-4) on Tuesday. Texas A&M opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The total opens at 140.5.
LSU enters this contest with a mark of 10-4 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per game and as a group are committing 17.4 personal fouls per game. As a unit, LSU is pulling in 38.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 170 assists on the year, which has them ranked 178th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are shooting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (111 of 327) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 84.1 pts per contest (12th in D-1) while connecting on 47.3% from the field. On defense, the Tigers are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 fouls. They surrender 30.3% on shots from distance and they are 270th in D-1 in PPG allowed (74.5). The Tigers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (370 of 880) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a team. They are 262nd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 195 surrendered this year.
The LSU Tigers faced the Kentucky Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 82-69 in their last contest. LSU wrapped up the contest with a 38.5% FG percentage (25 out of 65) and knocked down 4 out of their 23 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 15 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 27 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 6 assists in this contest as well as earning 3 steals and 4 blocks. With regard to the defense, LSU allowed the other team to shoot 38.5% from the floor on 25 out of 65 shooting. Kentucky earned 15 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Wildcats collected 46 rebounds (13 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Kentucky finished shooting 80.8% from the free throw line by making 21 of 26 attempts. They also buried 7 of 26 shots from 3-point land.
Trendon Watford is someone who was a factor in the game. He notched 26 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He played for 39 mins and also collected 10 boards. Watford finished 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Tigers was Cameron Thomas. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished 30.0% from the floor for this game by connecting on 6-of-20 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Thomas played for 36 min.
Texas A&M has a mark of 7-6 on the year. The Aggies commit 16.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.9 times per contest (268th in college hoops) and they turn it over 16.5 times per contest. Texas A&M has 818 pts on the season (62.9 per game) and they grab 32.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Aggies are connecting on 42.4% from the field, which is 267th in the nation. The Aggies on defense are ranked 50th in the country in PPG given up with 64.4. They are able to force 16.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (232nd in college basketball). The Texas A&M defense surrenders 33.8% on 3-pointers (106 of 314) and their opponents are converting on 61.8% of their foul shots. They surrender 16.0 assists and 31.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks 320th and 39th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas A&M Aggies took a loss by a final score of 61-50 against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Aggies recorded 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the contest. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 5 steals in the game. The Rebels were called for 10 personal fouls in the game which took the Aggies to the free throw line for 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of them for a clip of 62.5%. In regard to 3-pointers, Texas A&M buried 5 of 21 tries (23.8%). Overall, the Aggies finished 20 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 39.2%. The Aggies permitted the Rebels to make 19 out of their 43 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2% in the game. They finished 29.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 29 from the free throw line (62.1%). In relation to rebounds, Texas A&M allowed Ole Miss to grab 30 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Emanuel Miller ended up being a major contributor for the Aggies for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which gave him 18 points. Miller had 11 rebounds in his 35 minutes and added 3 assists in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Texas A&M was Kevin Marfo. He accumulated 8 points in his 20 minutes on the court via 3 of 4 shooting in the game. Marfo walked away from this one going 75.0% from the field while contributing 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU (-6) and over 140.5 points
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