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Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Baylor 11/28/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette takes on Baylor on 11/28/2020 at 8:00PM.

Louisiana-Lafayette and Baylor face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Louisiana-Lafayette has a record of )-) this season. Baylor is )-) this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Louisiana-Lafayette Roster

The Players to Watch for Louisiana-Lafayette

Cedric Russell 6-2 190.0 Guard

Cedric Russell sported a 14.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Cedric Russell had a -0.6 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Cedric Russell last season had 0.564% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Cedric Russell shot 0.338% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Cedric Russell shot 0.503% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Cedric Russell was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Cedric Russell opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Cedric Russell is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Mylik Wilson 6-3 175.0 Guard

Mylik Wilson had a 16.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Mylik Wilson sported a 2.0 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Mylik Wilson attempted 0.3% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.358% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Mylik Wilson shot 0.524% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Dou Gueye 6-9 220.0 Forward

Dou Gueye had a 10.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Dou Gueye had a -5.5 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Dou Gueye attempted 0.289% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.247% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.413% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Dou Gueye opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Trajan Wesley 5-9 165.0 Guard

Trajan Wesley had a 11.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Trajan Wesley sported a -4.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Trajan Wesley attempted 0.302% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Trajan Wesley shot 0.368% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Trajan Wesley shot 0.477% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

Last season, when shots were missed, Trajan Wesley was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Trajan Wesley opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Theo Akwuba 6-11 220.0 Center

Theo Akwuba sported a 14.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Theo Akwuba sported a -3.1 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Theo Akwuba last season had 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Theo Akwuba shot 0.561% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Kobe Julien 6-6 215.0 Forward

Kobe Julien had a 16.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Kobe Julien sported a 0.0 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Kobe Julien attempted 0.273% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Kobe Julien shot 0.333% from long range last season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Kobe Julien shot 0.464% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

The Baylor Roster

The Players to Watch for Baylor

Davion Mitchell 6-2 195.0 Guard

Davion Mitchell sported a 13.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Davion Mitchell sported a 4.6 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Davion Mitchell last season had 0.409% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.324% of his three point shots fired this season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.467% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Davion Mitchell was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Davion Mitchell has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

MaCio Teague 6-3 195.0 Guard

MaCio Teague had a 19.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. MaCio Teague sported a 8.7 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

MaCio Teague last season had 0.563% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.355% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.458% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

MaCio Teague has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but MaCio Teague is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Jared Butler 6-3 190.0 Guard

Jared Butler had a 21.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Jared Butler had a 9.3 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Jared Butler last season had 0.509% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.381% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.462% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Jared Butler was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jared Butler has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Mark Vital 6-5 230.0 Forward

Mark Vital had a 16.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Mark Vital sported a 7.5 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Mark Vital attempted 0.107% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.118% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Mark Vital has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Matthew Mayer 6-9 210.0 Guard

Matthew Mayer had a 17.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Matthew Mayer had a 6.2 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Matthew Mayer last season had 0.352% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Matthew Mayer shot 0.378% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Matthew Mayer shot 0.446% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Matthew Mayer has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Tristan Clark 6-10 245.0 Forward

Tristan Clark had a 8.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Tristan Clark had a -1.4 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Tristan Clark attempted 0.025% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Tristan Clark shot 0.0% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.487% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Tristan Clark has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Baylor Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette 59 Baylor 94

Spread Pick: Baylor -20 -108 Pinnacle Sports
Total Pick: Over 148 -107 5Dimes