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Feb 23, 1:30 PM | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers Odds

18-8TEAM RECORD15-9

The LSU Tigers host Alabama on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-9 mark against the 18-8 Crimson Tide in college hoops action at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

This season, the Tigers are 15-9 overall and 9-10 ATS ATS, while the Crimson Tide are 18-8 and 9-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, LSU boasts a 11-8 on the OU, and Alabama is 5-17.

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Betting Line:
LSU opened as 1.5-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:
The Tigers sit at No. 56 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crimson Tide sit at No. 113 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crimson Tide will win this game 70-68.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 98 nationally ranked offense (70.6 points per game) against a Crimson Tide defense that sits as the No. 14 at 57.3 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 42.9% from the field, less than the Crimson Tide have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.4 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Alabama was a 64-56 winner at home against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Rodney Cooper scored 20 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Alabama on Wednesday, leading the Crimson Tide to a 64-56 victory over Mississippi State at Coleman Coliseum.

Last time out for LSU, they were an 82-72 loser as they battled Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. LSU suffered an 82-72 loss against Tennessee on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Johnny O'Bryant III in a losing effort at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Auburn are 8-2
After playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas are 3-7
After playing Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games when playing on the road against LSU
Alabama is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against LSU
LSU is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
LSU is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
LSU is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Alabama home to Auburn, Tuesday, February 26
LSU home to Arkansas, Wednesday, February 27

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