LSU Tigers vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels ATS Prediction


The LSU Tigers (7-3) square off against the Saint Mary’s Gaels (7-4) at T-Mobile Arena. Action gets underway at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and can be seen on ESPNU.

LSU Tigers vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Gaels defeated the McNeese State Cowboys 87-65, while the Tigers beat the Southeastern Louisiana Lions 94-63.

LSU dominated every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.2 and a free throw rate of 0.364. Southeastern Louisiana was 24.3 and 0.222, respectively, for those same stats. Saint Mary’s, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a turnover percentage of 7.1 and a free throw rate of 0.167. For those same stats, McNeese State was 16.8 and 0.119, respectively. Malik Fitts was a key piece for Saint Mary’s with 19 points and 12 rebounds. LSU, meanwhile, was lifted by Naz Reid, who put up 17 points and six rebounds.

Jordan Ford has been playing at a high level recently for Saint Mary’s, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

It might turn into a high-scoring affair as a pair of the country’s top offenses face off. Saint Mary’s currently ranks seventh with 120.0 points per 100 possessions and LSU is 42nd (114.2).

LSU Tigers vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Saint Mary’s, ATS Winner – LSU, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Saint Mary’s ranks sixth in steals allowed per game (4.2) while LSU ranks 169th (6.9).
  • The Gaels rank 13th in three pointers allowed per game (17.8) while the Tigers rank 136th (22.1).
  • Saint Mary’s is 19th in the NCAA with 10.1 assists allowed per game while LSU is 48th with 11.2 assists allowed per game.
  • The Tigers rank 17th in blocks per game (5.1) while the Gaels rank 173rd (2.5).
  • LSU ranks 91st in rebounds per game (37.5) while Saint Mary’s ranks 227th (33.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 83.4 points per game (1.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (0.6 below their season average).
  • The Gaels\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.0, down from 10.8 for the season.