Tennessee Volunteers vs. LSU Tigers - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (16-10) at Tennessee Volunteers (12-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers will travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in a SEC game on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-14 (5-8) and are coming off of a loss to Kentucky by a score of 80-70. Tennessee has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 10th in the SEC standings. Tennessee does have conference wins against Kentucky, Florida, and South Carolina. Tennessee is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 75 points per game. Tennessee is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 22.3 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Tennessee. Armani Moore is averaging 11.3 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for the Volunteers. Tennessee is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The LSU Tigers are 16-10 (9-4) and are coming off of a loss to Alabama by a score of 76-69. LSU has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 2nd in the SEC standings. LSU has good conference wins against Texas A&M and Kentucky, but remain one of the most inconsistent teams in the country. LSU is averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 76 points per game. LSU is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Ben Simmons is averaging 19.3 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 5.1 assists per game for LSU. Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.8 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Tigers. LSU is shooting 66.1% on free throws, 33.5% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
LSU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. LSU is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in LSU’s last 5 road games. Tennessee is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. Tennessee is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 3-0-1 in Tennessee’s last 4 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
LSU is very inconsistent; making it difficult to know which team will show up in this game. Both of these teams struggle on defense, so this could be a high scoring game. Both teams are similar in rebounding, while LSU is the better shooting team. Even though they have struggled of late, I still like LSU in this game.