LSU vs. Tennessee-Martin - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (1-5) at LSU Tigers (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT Martin Skyhawks and LSU Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The UT Martin Skyhawks could use a big road victory to rebound from a rough 1-5 record. The UT Martin Skyhawks are averaging 69.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Matthew Butler is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Darius Thompson is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 assists. Fatodd Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Dominique Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The UT Martin Skyhawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The UT Martin Skyhawks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The UT Martin Skyhawks have lost six straight road games.
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The LSU Tigers hope to remain unbeaten at home to build on their shaky 3-2 record. The LSU Tigers are averaging 83.6 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Tremont Waters is averaging 20 points and five assists while Duop Reath is averaging 11.4 points and four rebounds. Skylar Mays is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Sampson is grabbing four rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won three straight home games.
The Skyhawks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Tigers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 22-5 in Tigers last 27 overall and the under is 6-2-1 in Skyhawks last 9 overall.
LSU is a solid basketball team that plays well for certain stretches but can be hit or miss at times. The Tigers still have their moments in getting stops defensively and have allowed 86 or more points in three of their last four games. This will be the fifth road game already for the UT Martin Skyhawks, and they took Marshall to overtime while losing to Illinois by just three points. The Skyhawks are loaded with experience with just two underclassmen on their entire roster. I'll take a stab with the points here.