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LSU Tigers take on Crimson Tide in NCAA basketball test

LSU TigersAlabama Crimson Tide
12-5January 25, 2014, 08:00 | Coleman Coliseum8-10



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.

The Crimson Tide are 8-10 so far on the season, and 4-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 12-5 and 5-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Alabama go 7-6-1 and the Tigers go 6-6-1 on the totals.

View LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Alabama Crimson Tide as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 191 (Crimson Tide) and the No. 110 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, LSU was a 77-71 winner at home against Missouri. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 19 points from Shavon Coleman as LSU ran past Missouri 77-71 on Tuesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Alabama was a 68-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Crimson Tide endured a 68-62 loss at the hands of the Gators on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Trevor Releford at Coleman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Alabama's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 69.94 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 101 and allowing 68.24 PPG. The Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 44.95% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.51% per game).

A few Tigers at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
LSU is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LSU is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
LSU is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Alabama is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Alabama is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Alabama is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing LSU


Next up:
LSU home to Kentucky, Tuesday, January 28th
Alabama at Auburn, Wednesday, January 29th

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