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LSU vs Arkansas Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/4/2020

Game: LSU Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR


Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -2

Total/Over-Under: 153.5

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The LSU Tigers travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 2 point favorites.

LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 79.7 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Arkansas has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 6.3.

Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends

The LSU Tigers are 13-15-1 against the spread

The LSU Tigers are 17-12-0 against the over/under

Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends

The Arkansas Razorbacks are 14-15-0 against the spread

Key LSU Tigers Injuries

02/27/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is out 4-6 weeks

Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries

No key injuries to report

Player Spotlight

Trendon Watford averages 13.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Skylar Mays comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.

Player Spotlight

Isaiah Joe averages 16.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Mason Jones averages 21.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.

Useful Team Statistics

The Tigers allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 146th and 295th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in the nation. LSU averages 79.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 266th in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 224th with 12.7 per game.

Useful Team Statistics

The Razorbacks surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 156th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 168th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 316th with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Razorbacks are 328th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Arkansas is 78th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 164th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 219th in the nation. They are 332nd in the country in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game and 288th in assists per contest with 11.6. The Razorbacks are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.6.

Advanced Statistics

The Tigers are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.3. In terms of pace they are 124th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 70th. As a team they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in Division 1. LSU is 276th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.

Advanced Statistics

Arkansas is 317th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 138th. They are 85th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 157th. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 143rd in the country.

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