LSU vs. Alabama - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6) at LSU Tigers (11-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 74.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 19.5 points and 3.5 assists while John Petty is averaging 12.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Donta Hall is the third double-digit scorer and Dazon Ingram is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost five straight road games.
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The LSU Tigers look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 82.1 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Tremont Waters is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 assists while Duop Reath is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Skylar Mays is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Epps is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Crimson Tide are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Southeastern. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 13-27 ATS in their last 40 vs. Southeastern and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the favorite is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Alabama Crimson Tide aren't the same team on the road as they are at home and they enter this game in shaky form after losing to Georgia, Vanderbilt and Texas. LSU is a young team that's growing up quickly, is explosive offensively and is fresh off back to back road victories. LSU is a team to watch moving forward, as this club could surprise some folks come tournament play. I'll eat the reasonable number here.