LSU vs. Alabama - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (15-9) at LSU Tigers (16-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 16-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. LSU is averaging 81.1 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Ben Simmons leads the Tigers averaging 19.3 points, 12 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.6 points, Craig Victor II is averaging 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.2 points. LSU is 13-2 at home and 9-3 in the SEC.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide is 15-9 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Alabama is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Retin Obasohan leads the Crimson Tide averaging 16 points per game. Shannon Hale is averaging 11.2 points, Arthur Edwards is averaging 9.6 points, and Riley Norris is averaging 8.7 points. Alabama is 4-5 on the road and 6-6 in the SEC.
LSU is 3-7 against the spread against the SEC, 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, and 2-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Alabama is 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600. The favorite is 8-2-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two.
LSU looks strong at home these days and I see them as the better option here.