LSU at Alabama NCAA Basketball Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The LSU Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1.5 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 82.1 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 17-11. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 16-11-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 17-10-1 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-15-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
03/01/19 G Tremont Waters Illness is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
03/01/19 G Dazon Ingram Quad left last game, is questionable Saturday vs LSU
Skylar Mays averages 13.5 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tremont Waters comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Kira Lewis Jr. averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 174th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the NCAA. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in the nation. LSU averages 82.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 304th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 48th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 137th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 114th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 114th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 79th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Alabama is 161st in the country with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 157th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 195th in the nation. They are 73rd in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 252nd in assists per contest with 12.5. The Crimson Tide are 138th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Tigers are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.5. In terms of pace they are 102nd in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 144th. As a team they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 270th in Division 1. LSU is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 157th. They are 142nd in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 176th. As a unit they are 173rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama +1.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks