Louisiana Tech at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 11 point favorites.
Louisiana Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 83.8 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Alabama has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 84.0 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/28/17 G John Petty Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Louisiana Tech
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Braxton Key Knee is out indefinitely
Jalen Harris averages 17 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. DaQuan Bracey averages 14.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Collin Sexton averages 25.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. John Petty averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 0%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisiana Tech averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 144th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 249th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 220th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 209th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 53rd in the country with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in college basketball. They are 174th in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 116th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Crimson Tide are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Crimson Tide surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 156th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 152nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 163rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 200th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 154th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 134th in the country in defensive rating with 96.7, and their offensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 38th. They are 230th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 85th. As a unit they are 68th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 120th in D-1. Louisiana Tech is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 83rd in the country.
Alabama is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 86th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 127th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 52nd. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 13th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisiana Tech/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama -11
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