LSU vs. Houston - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Cougars (6-0) at LSU Tigers (4-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Cougars and LSU Tigers meet Tuesday night in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Houston Cougars look for a statement victory to build on their solid 5-0 start to the season. The Houston Cougars are averaging 85.2 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Rob Gray Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 3.6 assists while Damyean Dotson is averaging 13.6 points and five rebounds. Devin Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Danrad Knowles is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 25.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won four of their last six road games.
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The LSU Tigers need a bounce back victory after losing two of their last three games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 72.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Duop Reath is averaging 15 points and 6.2 rebounds while Antonio Blakeney is averaging 14.3 points and 1.5 assists. Brandon Sampson is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Epps is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won five straight home games.
The Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Tigers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Houston is off to a fine start, but the Cougars really haven't beaten anybody up to this point and this will be their first true road game. LSU is tough at home and is shooting over 50 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from deep so far this season in front of its home fans. This is a game LSU could easily win if those outside shots keep falling. Give me the LSU Tigers and the free bucket.