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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.

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