LSUvs. Alabama - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (14-8) at LSU Tigers (16-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday at the Pete Maravich Center in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 16-6 this season and they have lost their last two games. LSU is averaging 74.6 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Jordan Mickey leads the Tigers averaging 16.7 points and 11 rebounds per game. Jarell Martin is averaging 16 points and 9.2 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.6 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. LSU is 10-2 at home and 5-4 in the SEC.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide is 14-8 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Alabama is averaging 67.6 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimson Tide averaging 14.8 points per game. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.1 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.4 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 7.9 points. Alabama is 1-5 on the road and 4-5 in the SEC.
LSU is 6-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 6-1-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Alabama is 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 9-4 against the spread against the SEC. The favorite is 7-1-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two.
LSU has been flat their last two but look for them to snap out of it here as Bama isn’t even at full strength with Tarrant out.