Tennessee Volunteers vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 1/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The Tennessee Volunteers (15-3) are en route to Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday where they will meet the LSU Tigers (12-6).
The Tennessee Volunteers took the court against Mississippi State and earned the victory with a final of 70-59 in their last contest. Tennessee ended the contest with a 45.1% field goal percentage (23 of 51) and buried 10 of their 24 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Volunteers knocked down 14 of 15 tries for a rate of 93.3%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding the defense, Tennessee allowed 33.3% from the floor on 19 out of 57 shooting. Mississippi State earned 9 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Mississippi State grabbed 28 boards (13 offensive, 15 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Mississippi State finished the game at 63.6% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 22 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 26 tries from downtown. In relation to personal fouls, the Volunteers walked away with 18 and Mississippi State recorded 17 personal fouls.
Zakai Zeigler is a guy who was a factor in the game. He finished with 24 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. He went 50.0% from the field and also totaled 4 assists.
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Tennessee comes into this matchup with a mark of 15-3 on the season. They currently have an average of 74.1 pts per contest (137th in D-1) while connecting on 44.3% from the field. The Volunteers are hitting 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (144 of 424) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Tennessee is pulling down 39.9 boards per game and has 316 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 21st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Volunteers are forcing 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 5th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 155 relinquished so far this season. The Volunteers are giving up a FG percentage of 33.6% (322 of 959) and they surrender 31.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 21.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 2nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (54.3).
When they last played, the LSU Tigers went home defeated by a final of 67-49 when they faced Auburn. The Tigers were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. Auburn had 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 64.7%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, LSU knocked down 4 out of their 20 tries (20.0%). In all, the Tigers finished the game shooting 17 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 29.3%. The Tigers permitted Auburn to convert 26 out of 59 tries from the floor which had them at 44.1% in this game. They finished shooting 33.3% from distance by shooting 8 out of 24 and finished the game at 7 of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). Concerning rebounding, LSU permitted Auburn to grab 39 in all (10 offensive).
Trae Hannibal ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this matchup. He had 16 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist for this contest. He made 3 out of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 27.3%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
LSU has a record of 12-6 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which is ranked 275th in D-1. LSU has scored 1,234 pts on the season (68.6 per game) and they pull down 34.8 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.1 times per contest (201st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. The Tigers are committing 16.4 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.4% from the free throw line.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 121st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.1. They are able to force 13.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the floor (172nd in college basketball). The LSU defense concedes 29.0% on 3-point attempts (124 of 427) and opponents are knocking down 69.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.8 dimes and 34.8 boards per game, which ranks them 117th and 224th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LSU
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