LSU Tigers face Alabama Crimson Tide: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Coleman Coliseum

LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will be trying to slam the LSU Tigers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Coleman Coliseum in college betting action.

This season, the Crimson Tide are 14-8 overall and 8-10 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 13-7 and 6-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Alabama boasts a 4-14 on the OU, and LSU is 9-6.

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Betting Line:
Alabama opened as 8.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 116-rated Crimson Tide and the No. 91-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 38 in NCAA hoops at 38.2 per game. Contrast that with Alabama’s No. 301 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Alabama is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while LSU rates No. 59 at 7.4 per game.

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.

LSU was a 57-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. LSU got 14 points from Anthony Hickey en route to a 57-56 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Alabama lost its last outing, a 49-37 result against Auburn on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Crimson Tide got 11 points from Rodney Cooper, but it was Auburn that prevailed in a 49-37 final on Wednesday at Auburn Arena.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing South Carolina are 3-7
After playing Vanderbilt are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Georgia are 6-4
After playing Auburn are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games when playing on the road against Alabama
LSU is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
LSU is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Alabama
LSU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against LSU
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games at home

Next up:
LSU at South Carolina, Thursday, February 14
Alabama at Georgia, Tuesday, February 12