LSU Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
The LSU Tigers (12-9) are on their way to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday where they will go up against the Missouri Tigers (16-5).
The LSU Tigers took the court against Texas Tech and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-68 in their last contest. LSU ended having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (22 out of 59) and converted 9 of 26 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 15 of 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. In terms of rebounding, they collected 31 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to defense, LSU allowed their opponent to shoot 46.3% from the field on 25 out of 54 shooting. Texas Tech distributed 14 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Furthermore, Texas Tech grabbed 35 rebounds (14 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Texas Tech finished the game shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 21 tries. They also converted 11 of 18 tries from 3-point range. In regard to fouls, the Tigers ended up with 16 while Texas Tech totaled 17 fouls.
Adam Miller is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played 34 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. He accounted for 20 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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LSU will enter this matchup with a mark of 12-9 so far this season. They turn it over 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, LSU is collecting 34.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 260 assists on the year, which is 284th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are connecting on 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (147 of 441) and 70.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 66.6 pts per contest (312th in the nation) while connecting on 41.9% from the field.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They give up 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are 131st in college basketball in opponents PPG (67.6). The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.2% (518 of 1,199) and they concede 34.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 115th in college hoops in giving up assists with 256 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Missouri Tigers took home the win by a final score of 78-61 against Iowa State. In reference to rebounding, Missouri allowed Iowa State to collect 30 overall (11 offensive). They finished 40.0% from downtown by going 6 of 15 and ended up going 3 of 8 at the free throw line (37.5%). The Tigers permitted Iowa State to make 26 out of their 58 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.8% in this game. In all, the Tigers shot 26 out of 53 from the field which had them sitting at 49.1%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Missouri made 14 of their 30 attempts (46.7%). They were able to convert 12 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. Iowa State was called for 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Tigers corralled 18 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 25 for the contest.
Kobe Brown pitched in for the Tigers in this matchup. He recorded 20 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the matchup. He converted 6 of 9 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 12 rebounds.
Missouri has a mark of 16-5 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Tigers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks 23rd in college basketball. Missouri has earned 1,745 pts this season (83.1 per game) and they collect 31.2 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per contest (15th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.6 times per game. The Tigers commit 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 321st in the country in PPG given up with 75.3. They have forced 18.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (247th in college basketball). The Missouri defense allows 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (187 of 522) and their opposition makes 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 38.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 277th and 344th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Missouri
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