LSU Tigers vs. American Eagles - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
American Eagles (2-8) at LSU Tigers (6-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The American Eagles will travel to play the LSU Tigers in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The LSU Tigers are 6-4 and are coming off of a win against Oral Roberts by a score of 100-77. LSU controlled this game early and went of for the easy victory. Ben Simmons had 24 points and 9 rebounds for LSU. Keith Hornsby added 13 points and 4 assists for the Tigers. LSU out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-30 and had 21 assists in their victory. LSU is averaging 85.5 points per game while giving up 78.6 points per game. LSU is also averaging 41.1 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game. Ben Simmons is averaging 18.7 points per game and 13.9 rebounds per game, while Keith Hornsby is averaging 19.7 points per game and 3 assists per game for LSU. LSU is shooting 64.6% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 46.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The American Eagles are 2-8 and are coming off of a loss to Maryland-Eastern Shore by a score of 79-64. American led by 4 points at halftime but got blown out in the second half for the loss. Paris Maragkos had 16 points and 3 rebounds for American. Delante Jones added 7 points and 5 assists for the Eagles. American was out rebounded by a total of 26-22 and had 20 assists in their defeat. American is averaging 54.6 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. American is also averaging 28.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Jesse Reed is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Delante Jones is averaging 8.6 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for American. American is shooting 61.1% on free throws, 31.2% on three-pointers, and 43.5% on all field goal attempts.
American is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 10-4 in American’s last 14 games. LSU is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. LSU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 5-2 in LSU’s last 7 games following an ATS win.
LSU is a very talented team that has been able to score a lot of points. However, the LSU defense also gives up a lot of points. LSU is clearly the better team in this matchup and they have shown that they can score over 90 points easily. I am picking LSU in this game.