Memphis Tigers (1-0) vs LSU Tigers (2-0)Date : 11/13/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Memphis Tigers vs LSU Tigers
The Memphis Tigers will pay a visit to Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in which to battle the LSU Tigers on Tuesday night for the 7 pm EST start. The Tigers of Memphis are coming off a 76-61 home win over the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech Tuesday night as they not only got 30 points from Kyvon Davenport, but, their defense was stellar as well as they allowed the Golden Eagles to shoot only 36% from the field for the game.
The Tigers of LSU got off to a 2-0 start on Friday night as they edged the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro after allowing them to shoot over 50% from both the three-point line as well as from the floor. Naz Reed collected four three pointers for the night as he finished with 29 points for the game. The last time these teams met was on December 28, 2017 as LSU picked up the 81-71 road win as they made 13 of 26 three pointers while holding Memphis to only 37% shooting from the floor.
Memphis Tigers's Latest Performance :
Memphis deserves a decent grade versus a Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles team that shot only 37% from the field along with 29% from three-point range for the game. Memphis, on the other hand, shot 42% from the field yet only 25% from the three-point arc while also being outrebounded (41-34) in addition to committing more turnovers (25-18). The leading scorer for Memphis was Kyvon Davenport with 30 points and ten rebounds on a night where there was only one other player in double figures in Jeremiah Martin with 18 points. Again, while the offense for the Tigers struggled throughout the game, their defense was certainly on point in allowing the Golden Eagles to shoot 36% for the night.
And while their defense was their saving grace in their opening outing, they will certainly need to bring this type of defensive effort versus LSU until their offense clicks into gear. Besides, LSU is shooting 51% for the season thus far, and Memphis will certainly encounter problems should they fail to maintain a consistent effort on defense.
LSU Tigers's Latest Performance :
The Tigers had an easy go of it in the first half versus the UNC Greensboro Spartans in their last outing, however, were outscored 55-48 in the second half thanks to 32 points by Kyrin Galloway, who ended the day missing only two shots (12 of 14). Nonetheless, the Tigers also had two 20 or more point scorers in Naz Reid along with Tremont Waters who had 29 and 21 points, respectively, to lead the Tigers to the win. LSU shot over 50% for the night from the floor as well as from three-point range while allowing the Spartans 57% from both areas.
Despite their terrible defensive showing, the Tigers collected 26 turnovers for the contest while outrebounding Spartans by a 32-18 margin. Nonetheless, the Tigers will seek to match their output versus the Memphis team that did not shoot well from the floor in their last time out while their defense was solid throughout.
How Memphis Tigers & LSU Tigers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Memphis is 0-1 ATS while the OU is 0-1
LSU is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
As stated, with the Memphis offense struggling, they will certainly need their defense to be solid in this matchup on Tuesday night. Also, expect the Tigers defense to perform much better than in their last outing as well as they allowed much too many open looks to their opponent. In all, look for each team to attempt to come out of their slump, or, to maintain their current offensive efficiency.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: LSU Tigers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Tigers in this matchup as they are clicking on offense at this time. This will certainly serve them well in going against a defensive minded squad in Memphis. Also, look for the home team to also improve on the defensive end with Memphis currently struggling on the offensive end. In all, look for the home team to pull away from the road team as the game wears on as the Tigers of LSU will capture a win at home in this matchup while remaining unbeaten at 3-0 for the year.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest as it has been the case in the first two games for LSU while also being the result in seven of their last eight contest dating back to last year. Also, Memphis will certainly be much more fluent on offense with the Tigers playing subpar within this area in their last matchup. With that being the case, the score will balloon as the game wears on, thus making the over the strong play in this matchup on Tuesday.
Betting trends for Memphis Tigers:
- The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last ten games
- The Tigers are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games
Betting trends for LSU Tigers:
- LSU is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games
- The Over is 7-1 in LSU’s last eight games