The LSU Tigers (14-4) put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they square off against the Texas Longhorns (12-6) at Frank Erwin Special Events Center. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and will air on ESPN.
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In the Tigers’ last contest, they beat the Florida Gators, 84-82. The Tigers made 24 of their 31 free throws (77.4 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 35.9). LSU was led by Skylar Mays, who recorded 18 points and seven assists.
The Longhorns got blown out by the No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers in their last matchup, 97-59. West Virginia won the rebounding battle. The Mountaineers had more offensive rebounds (23 vs. seven), defensive rebounds (30 vs. 18) and total rebounds (53 vs. 25). With 18 points on 4-for-9 shooting, Jase Febres was the top scorer from either team.
Getting to the line might be scarce for Texas in this meeting. The Longhorns currently rank 351st in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.139, while LSU ranks 42nd in FTA rate allowed (0.173). Also, the Tigers are among the country’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 13th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.3 percent). The Longhorns, meanwhile, rank 326th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.1 percent).
LSU Tigers at Texas Longhorns Free Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Texas, O/U – Over
Texas ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (15.2) while LSU ranks 249th (25.2).
The Tigers rank 27th in rebounds per game (40.1) while the Longhorns rank 241st (33.2).
Texas ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while LSU ranks 134th (12.6).
The Longhorns are 21st in the NCAA with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while the Tigers are 42nd with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 10.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Longhorns have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (2.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (6.6 above their season average).