Missouri Tigers vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The LSU Tigers (19-9) are welcoming the Missouri Tigers (10-18) at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday.
The Missouri Tigers took the court against Tennessee and took a loss by a final of 80-61 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 18 while Tennessee recorded 18 fouls. They also converted 9 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. Tennessee shot 78.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 19 attempts. Furthermore, Tennessee grabbed 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Tennessee totaled 15 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. When it comes to defending, Missouri allowed the other team to go 45.2% from the floor on 28 of 62 shooting. They also distributed 10 dimes in the game in addition to creating 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 31 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Tigers made 18 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. Missouri ended with a 36.5% field goal percentage (19 of 52) and knocked down 5 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land.
Javon Pickett is a player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. He went 40.0% from the field and earned 2 assists.
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Missouri heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 10-18 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Missouri is pulling in 34.6 rebounds per contest and has 332 assists so far this year, which is 230th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Tigers are hitting 27.8% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 522) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 64.9 points per contest (317th in the nation) while connecting on 42.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are 177th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 338 relinquished so far this year. The Tigers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (696 of 1,580) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 35.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 221st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.4).
The last time they took the court, the LSU Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-66 when they faced Kentucky. In regard to how they rebounded, LSU permitted Kentucky to get 32 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They went 16.7% from distance by shooting 2 of 12 and finished the contest at 23 of 32 at the free throw line (71.9%). The Tigers allowed Kentucky to convert 23 out of their 49 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% for the game. Overall, the Tigers finished shooting 21 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, LSU knocked down 9 out of their 26 attempts (34.6%). They were able to make 15 of those for a clip of 83.3%. Kentucky had 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Tigers were able to collect 11 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 18 in the game.
Xavier Pinson was important for the Tigers for the matchup. He recorded 26 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 8 assists for the contest. He converted 6 out of 20 for the game giving him a rate of 30.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
LSU has a record of 19-9 on the season. The Tigers have committed 19.5 fouls per game while shooting 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per contest (212th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. LSU has tallied 2,039 points so far this season (72.8 per contest) and they grab 37.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Tigers are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 191st in the nation.
The LSU defense concedes 28.0% on shots from distance (199 of 710) and opponents are knocking down 65.9% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.1 dimes and 34.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 56th and 183rd in Division 1. The Tigers on defense are ranked 23rd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 62.2. They are forcing 18.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.3% from the field (10th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Missouri
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