Alabama vs. LSU - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (11-7) at Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Saturday afternoon at the Coleman Coliseum.
The LSU Tigers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 81.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Ben Simmons is averaging 19.4 points and 5.1 assists while Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. Craig Victor II is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Tim Quarterman is dishing 3.4 assists. The LSU Tigers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tigers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 66.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 14.5 points and two assists while Shannon Hale is averaging 10.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. Arthur Edwards is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.9 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won six of their last eight home games.
The Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Alabama and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Alabama may have the best win between the two, but are we sure the Tide are good? LSU is far more talented and has had some road success. Hard not to take the better team here and the free bucket.