UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-0) at LSU Tigers (1-0)
|Date & Time||Friday November 9, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: LSU Tigers -9.5 -- Over/Under:
The UNC Greensboro Spartans and LSU Tigers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for another road victory after beating North Carolina A&T in their season opener. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 74 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Francis Alonso is averaging 23 points and two assists while Isaiah Miller is averaging 16 points and three rebounds. Kaleb Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kyrin Galloway is grabbing nine rebounds. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 17.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have won five of their last seven road games.
The LSU Tigers look for a quick 2-0 start after smoking SE Louisiana in their season opener. The LSU Tigers are averaging 94 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Naz Reid is averaging 17 points and two assists while Marlon Taylor is averaging 15 points and two rebounds. Emmitt Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Mays is dishing two assists. The LSU Tigers are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won eight straight home games.
The Spartans are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southeastern. The Tigers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 36-17 in Tigers last 53 overall and the under is 4-0 in Spartans last 4 overall.
The LSU Tigers are really talented and capable of making a statement here, but the UNC Greensboro Spartans are a team that made the big dance last year and is highly experienced. A guard tandem of Miller and Alonso should be enough to keep the Spartans in this game. This should be a fun back and forth contest where the points may come in handy.