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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14

LSU Tigers (12-5) at Alabama Crimson Tide (8-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)

The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.

The Alabama Crimson Tide have played the second toughest schedule in the nation but they have a losing record to show for it. Bama is 2-3 n the SEC and 8-3 at home this season. Trevor Releford is averaging 18.1 points per game to lead the Tide. Retin Obasohan is averaging 12.2 points, Levi Randolph is averaging 9.4 points, and Nick Jacobs is averaging 8.7 points. Alabama is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Alabama goes on the road in three of their next four games after this one.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14

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The LSU Tigers have won three of their last four games and sit at 3-2 in SEC play. LSU is tied for fifth place in the conference standings going 4-3 away from home. Johnny O’Bryant III is averaging 14.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game to lead the Tigers. Jordan Mickey is averaging 13.2 points and 7.3 rebounds, Andre Stringer is averaging 12 points, and Jarell Martin is averaging 8.9 points. LSU is averaging 75.8 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. LSU has played the 65th ranked schedule in the nation.

Alabama is 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 2-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record. LSU is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-7-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, and 1-5-1 against the spread following a win. The home team is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.

Alabama may be the best team with a losing record in the nation and I look for them to get the win and cover here. 

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Alabama Crimson Tide -1.5

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