Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The LSU Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 13 point favorites.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 9-16 and a road record of 1-7. They are 9-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-8. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 15-10 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
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Antonio Blakeney comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Duop Reath averages 12.8 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for LSU. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Braxton Key averages 12.1 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Dazon Ingram averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
LSU averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 125th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 198th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 97th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 14.9 per game. The Tigers allow 82.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 335th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 290th and 306th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 69.2 points per game this year which ranks them 255th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 266th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 302nd respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 269th with 14.3 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 161st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101.8 and they assist on 47.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. LSU turns the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Tigers give up 86.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 88.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 71.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.1 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 99.7 and 47.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Crimson Tide give up 63.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 9-15 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 16-8 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-13 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-13 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Craig Victor Dismissed out for season
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -13
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