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LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14

Alabama Crimson Tide (13-18) at LSU Tigers (18-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Georgia Dome)

The Line: LSU Tigers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MSG, ESPN Full Court

The LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Thursday in Atlanta in Day two of the SEC Tournament.

The LSU Tigers went 3-3 to close out the season and finished in a three-way tie for sixth place in the SEC standings. LSU is 9-9 in the SEC and 5-9 in games played away from home. Anthony O’Bryant III is averaging 15.5 points ad 7.9 rebounds per game to lead the Tigers. Jordan Mickey is averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds, Andre Stringer is averaging 11.9 points, and Jarell Martin is averaging 10.2 points. LSU is averaging 75.6 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. LSU will need to have a big tourney run to make the NCAA Tournament.

LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/13/14

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The Alabama Crimson Tide played the second ranked schedule in the country but they didn’t have much success against it. Alabama is 7-11 in SEC games and 0-14 in games played away from home. Trevor Releford leads the Tide averaging 18.8 points per game. Retin Obasohan is averaging 9.6 points, Levi Randolph is averaging 9.5 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.8 points. Alabama is averaging 68.2 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Alabama’s road performance was clearly their undoing this year. 

LSU is 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games. Alabama is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-8-1 against the spread following a win. The favorite is 6-1-1 against the point spread in the last eight meetings of these two.

Alabama has simply done nothing away from home and it is too late for them to try and get it together here. 

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