Alabama at LSU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 6 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. LSU has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 80.7 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-2-1 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 6-7-0 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Skylar Mays averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Naz Reid averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 115th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 14.1 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 228th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 36th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU is 49th in the country with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They are 138th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 120th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Tigers are 108th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Tigers surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 148th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 274th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 64th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 300th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Crimson Tide are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 130th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 161st. As a team they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. Alabama is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 46th. They are 154th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 49th. As a unit they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -6
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