South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Carolina Gamecocks vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: South Carolina (+9.5)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the site where and the LSU Tigers (9-2) will play the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2) on Saturday. The line on this game has LSU as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 153.5.
South Carolina enters this game with a record of 3-2 so far this year. They turn it over 16.4 times per game and as a group are committing 18.6 fouls every game. As a unit, South Carolina is collecting 38.0 boards per game and has racked up 66 assists on the season, which is 323rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Gamecocks are shooting 31.6% on shots from downtown (36 of 114) and 62.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 70.8 points per game (216th in the country) while shooting 42.7% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Gamecocks are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are surrendering 29.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 119th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (67.6). The Gamecocks are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.7% (112 of 262) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 15th in college hoops in giving up assists with 58 conceded this year.
The South Carolina Gamecocks stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas A&M Aggies and notched a win by a score of 78-54 in their last game. South Carolina ended having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 69) and converted 10 out of their 30 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Gamecocks converted 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 44 with 17 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this contest as well as having 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. In relation to defending, South Carolina allowed the other team to go 42.0% from the floor on 29 out of 69 shooting. Texas A&M earned 11 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. Additionally, the Aggies snagged 25 rebounds (3 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Texas A&M walked away from this one shooting 78.9% at the charity stripe by making 15 of 19 tries. They made 5 out of their 25 tries from beyond the arc.
A.J. Lawson is someone who was important in the game. He finished with 30 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played for 33 minutes played and also pulled down 5 boards. Lawson finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Gamecocks was Jermaine Couisnard. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also tallied 4 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the floor for the matchup via 5-of-15 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Couisnard was on the court for 34 min.
LSU has a mark of 9-2 for the campaign. The Tigers have committed 17.8 fouls per game and they connect on 77.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (201st in the nation) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. LSU has accumulated 948 pts for the campaign (86.2 per contest) and they collect 38.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Tigers are hitting on 49.4% from the floor, which is 38th in the country. The Tigers defensively are ranked 190th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.5. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (73rd in the country). The LSU defense allows 27.6% on 3-pointers (87 of 315) and their opponents are knocking down 68.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.8 assists and 34.2 boards every game, which is ranked 174th and 128th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the LSU Tigers went home victorious with a score of 92-76 when they played the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Tigers collected 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the matchup. They stuffed 3 attempts while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Razorbacks had 20 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 70.8%. In the matter of shots from distance, LSU made 7 of 19 tries (36.8%). Overall, the Tigers went 34 out of 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.3%. The Tigers allowed the Razorbacks to bury 26 of 76 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.2% in the game. They finished 25.8% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of how they rebounded, LSU permitted Arkansas to snag 38 overall (17 on the offensive side).
Trendon Watford ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 56.3%, which gave him 23 points. Watford had 10 boards in his 33 mins and accounted for 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that played a role for LSU was Darius Days. He ended up with 18 points in 30 minutes played by going 8 of 10 from the floor in this contest. Days ended up shooting 80.0% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 13 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU (-9.5) and under 153.5 points
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