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SEC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - LSU Tigers Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Preview

Alabama Crimson TideLSU Tigers
13-18March 13, 2014, 07:00 | Georgia Dome18-12


The LSU Tigers will try to cover the spread at Georgia Dome on Thursday when they get a visit from the Alabama Crimson Tide in SEC tournament basketball betting.

LSU was favored by 3 with a total of 138.5 in early SEC betting at Bovada.

The Tigers bring a 18-12 record (10-14-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-18 Crimson Tide, who are 10-14-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed LSU go 15-10-1 so far and the Crimson Tide go 12-14-1.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with LSU in this one found them as -2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 171 and the Crimson Tide sitting at No. 189.

LSU was a 69-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 69-61 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Andre Stringer at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 49 nationally ranked offense (75.57 points per game) against a Crimson Tide defense that sits as the No. 76 at 67.16 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 44.33% from the field, less than the Crimson Tide have managed so far this season (44.66% on average).

A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Alabama is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama's last 8 games
Alabama is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LSU
LSU is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LSU's last 16 games
LSU is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Alabama
LSU is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Alabama