Missouri Tigers vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs LSU Tigers
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The Missouri Tigers (21-8) are hitting the road to Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the LSU Tigers (13-16).
The Missouri Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against Georgia and notched a win by a score of 85-63 in their last game. Missouri ended with a 57.9% field goal percentage (33 out of 57) and converted 14 of 28 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 5 of their 9 shots for a rate of 55.6%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists in the game as well as forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 10 steals. In terms of defense, Missouri allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 19 of 46 shooting. Georgia distributed 14 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Additionally, Georgia snagged 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Georgia walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 20 shots. They knocked down 10 of their 29 shots from downtown. In regard to fouls, the Tigers finished with 18 while Georgia finished the game with 9 fouls.
D'Moi Hodge is someone who was important in this matchup. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. He played 27 mins played and also pulled down 2 boards. He accounted for 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting.
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Missouri enters this contest with a win-loss record of 21-8 for the campaign. They average 80.0 pts per game (23rd in D-1) while shooting 47.5% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 36.5% on 3-point shots (275 of 753) and 74.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Missouri is snagging 30.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 478 assists for the season, which ranks 20th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 11.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing 17.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are ranked 279th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 420 surrendered on the year. The Tigers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.2% (734 of 1,660) and they relinquish 37.7 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 35.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 309th in the nation in points per game allowed (74.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the LSU Tigers took a loss by a final score of 82-69 against Ole Miss. The Tigers were able to snag 17 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. Ole Miss had 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 93.3%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, LSU buried 7 out of 27 tries (25.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers shot 24 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 44.4%. The Tigers allowed Ole Miss to make 32 of their 58 attempts from the field which had them at 55.2% in the game. They went 42.9% from three-point range by going 9 out of 21 and ended up going 9 out of 9 at the free throw line (100.0%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, LSU permitted Ole Miss to snag 25 in total (5 offensive).
K.J. Williams was important for the Tigers in the game. He scored 29 points in his 36 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist. He buried 10 of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 55.6%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
LSU has a win-loss mark of 13-16 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 41.5% from the field, which ranks 325th in the country. LSU has accounted for 1,948 points for the year (67.2 per contest) and they average 34.4 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 12.3 times per game (254th in the country) and they turn it over 12.5 times per contest. The Tigers are responsible for committing 16.8 fouls per game while shooting 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The LSU defense gives up 34.3% from downtown (233 of 679) and their opponents are knocking down 71.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 13.3 assists and 33.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is 225th and 179th in those categories on the defensive end. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 186th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 70.0. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the floor (256th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Missouri
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