Free CBB Pick: Crimson Tide vs Tigers NCAAB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(11-5) LSU Tigers vs. #10 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-4)
Date: Wednesday February 3, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Moneyline Odds: N/A
Betting Odds: Alabama -8.5
Betting Total: O/U 163.5
The 10th-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide play host to the LSU Tigers in a high-powered SEC showdown.
Alabama has a sour taste in its mouth following a close loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. This 5-point loss snapped a 10-game losing streak for the Tide. Alabama has still yet to lose against an SEC opponent and holds sole possession of first place in the conference.
The Tigers, on the other hand, lost their Big 12-SEC matchup to Texas Tech but sit just behind Alabama in second place. Both teams will come out hungry in this game for a bounce back victory.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide had their streak broken in a narrow defeat to Oklahoma over the weekend. They will now return to SEC conference play and try to right the ship in one has been one of the more successful seasons in program history.
Much like he did at Buffalo, Nate Oats is leading a potent offensive attack at Alabama. The Tide play at a fast pace and have the 19th most efficient offense in the nation. As a team, Alabama shoots 36 percent from 3-point range and averages 79.9 PPG, which is 37th in the nation.
The one thing Alabama has vastly improved under Oats is its defense. The Tide were 144th in defensive rating last year and have upped tat mark to 10th this season. So far this season, opponents have an effective field goal percentage of 45.5 against Alabama.
Alabama got beat on the glass against Oklahoma and will limit the amount of offensive rebounds they allow. LSU is 57th in offensive rebounding, so this will be another test for the Crimson Tide.
John Petty Jr., will also need to step up following a 9-point, 5-turnover performance against Oklahoma. Petty scored 24 points the last time these teams played.
The LSU Tigers are fresh off a tough loss, falling to the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a narrow 5-point margin. LSU will need to improve their defensive performance after giving up 105 points against Alabama back on January 19.
LSU’s loss was not at the fault of Javonte Smart, who finished with a game-high 29 points. Smart set a season-high with this total.
LSU’s guards scored 54 of their 71 points Saturday. Trendon Watford will have to step up in this game along with the rest of the Tiger frontcourt.
LSU still holds a top-five offense in the country and is as balanced as you can get on that end. The Tigers have four players averaging at least 12 points a game. Freshman sensation Cam Thomas leads the way with 22.4 PPG, but his efficiency has dwindled in recent games.
Like Alabama, LSU struggles with allowing offensive rebounds. The Tigers are 312th nationally in opponents offensive rebounding rate. Defensively, while they do a good job of limiting threes, the Tigers are 151st in defensive rating.
- Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Crimson Tide are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers NCAAB Prediction:
I like Alabama to cover in this spot. The Crimson Tide are a better defensive and shooting team, and these factors will once again leads to a double digit victory for Alabama. The Tide had rattled off nine straight wins before their loss to Oklahoma and are still an elite team. LSU is sloppy on defense and will once again surrender a big point total to Alabama.
4* Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers Betting Pick: Alabama -8.5
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