Alabama at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has LSU as 2.5 point favorites.
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Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. LSU has an overall mark of 11-4. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-9 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 7-3 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Collin Sexton averages 19.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. John Petty averages 12.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Tremont Waters averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Duop Reath averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 250th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 219th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 146th with 13.8 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 52nd and 62nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in college basketball. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 41st in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 14th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in college basketball. They are 188th in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 71st in assists per contest with 15.7. The Tigers are 303rd in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Tigers surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 166th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 58th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 184th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Crimson Tide are 188th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 101st. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 140th. As a team they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 265th in Division 1. Alabama is 123rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 34th in the nation.
LSU is 293rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 179th in Division 1. The Tigers are 220th in the nation in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 117.7 is ranked 14th. They are 225th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 127th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -2.5
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