LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Reed Arena is the location where the Texas A&M Aggies (8-5) will play the LSU Tigers (12-2) on Saturday.
The LSU Tigers faced off with Kentucky and ended up losing by a score of 74-71 in their last contest. LSU walked away from the contest having earned a 49.1% FG percentage (26 out of 53) and made 11 of their 25 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 8 of 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 20 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. In terms of defense, LSU allowed the other team to shoot 51.9% from the field on 28 of 54 shooting. Kentucky earned 18 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Kentucky collected 30 boards (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Kentucky went 78.6% at the charity stripe by making 11 of 14 tries. They buried 7 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In regard to fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 15 while Kentucky recorded 11 fouls.
K.J. Williams is one guy who played a role in this game. He accounted for 23 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 36 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
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LSU comes into this one with a mark of 12-2 for the season. They are averaging 71.9 pts per game (180th in D-1) while connecting on 46.0% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (107 of 299) and 69.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, LSU is snagging 34.6 boards per contest and has racked up 194 dimes so far this year, which is 188th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Tigers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They are 89th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 160 surrendered for the season. The Tigers are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.3% (335 of 792) and they concede 33.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 28.2% from beyond the arc while they are 64th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas A&M Aggies got the win with a final of 66-63 against Florida. In relation to rebounds, Texas A&M permitted Florida to grab 33 in all (6 offensive). They went 36.8% from beyond the arc by connecting on 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Aggies permitted Florida to convert 20 out of 44 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.5% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Aggies shot 23 out of 61 from the floor which had them sitting at 37.7%. In regard to 3-pointers, Texas A&M buried 2 of 16 tries (12.5%). They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 64.3%. Florida was called for 24 fouls for this game which got the Aggies to the free throw line for 28 tries. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Aggies earned 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game.
Julius Marble ended up having an impact for the Aggies in this contest. He recorded 17 points in his 30 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this game. He buried 8 out of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Texas A&M has a win-loss mark of 8-5 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Aggies are hitting on 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 166th in the country. Texas A&M has totaled 984 pts on the year (75.7 per contest) and they collect 35.8 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.8 times per game (158th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Aggies commit 19.8 fouls every game while shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The Texas A&M defense surrenders 36.1% from downtown (115 of 319) and their opposition makes 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.7 assists and 31.8 boards every game, which ranks them 256th and 62nd in the country. The Aggies on defense are ranked 185th in the nation in points given up per game with 68.6. They are able to force 15.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the floor (94th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LSU
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