The No. 23 LSU Tigers (1-0) head to VCU to take on the Rams (2-0) in a matchup that pits sensational offense against tremendous defense. The game will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
LSU Tigers at VCU Rams Betting Prediction
The Tigers come in on a high note after defeating the Bowling Green Falcons in their last contest, 88-79. One of LSU’s largest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 34 free throw attempts, 13 more than Bowling Green. With 21 points on 5-for-12 shooting, Ja’vonte Smart was LSU’s leading scorer.
The last time the Rams played, they barely escaped the North Texas Mean Green, 59-56. VCU did a fantastic job of making free throws (15-20; 75.0 percent). North Texas, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (24.5 vs. 24.7). With 12 points and five rebounds, De’Riante Jenkins had a solid performance for VCU.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, VCU figures to have a considerable advantage. Since the 2018-19 season, the Rams defense ranks third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.434), while the LSU offense ranks 167th in effective field goal percentage (0.512). Also, the Tigers, who rank 11th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.5 percent), will square off against the Rams, who rank 290th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.1 percent).
LSU vs. VCU Odds Pick
College Basketball Prediction: O/U – Over
VCU ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (18.6) while LSU ranks 242nd (24.1).
The Tigers rank 27th in rebounds per game (38.9) while the Rams rank 203rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
LSU ranks 16th in steals per game (8.6) while VCU ranks 181st in steals allowed per game (6.5).
The Rams rank 30th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Tigers rank 112th (3.1).
VCU ranks 28th in assists allowed per game (10.8) while LSU ranks 59th (11.6).