LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/15/2020
Game: LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -1
The LSU Tigers head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 1 point favorites.
LSU heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 80.7 points per contest while giving up 72.1 per game. Alabama has an overall mark of 13-11. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 78.9, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 11-12-1 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 14-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 17-7-0 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 16-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
02/12/20 G Charles Manning Jr. Foot is upgraded to questionable
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
02/01/20 G Herbert Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Skylar Mays comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Emmitt Williams averages 13.9 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kira Lewis Jr. scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. John Petty averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
LSU averages 80.7 points per contest, which is 10th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 176th with 13.2 per game. The Tigers allow 72.1 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 129th and 252nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 61st, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 185th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 2nd in the nation with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 160th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 90th in the NCAA. They are 12th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 91st in assists per game with 14.2. The Crimson Tide are 34th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Crimson Tide give up 78.9 points per game, which ranks them 335th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 91st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 96th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 343rd with 40.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 185th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 104th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 60th. As a team they are 26th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 284th in Division 1. LSU is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 98th. They are 3rd in D-1 in pace with 77.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 72nd. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the country.
Who will win tonight's LSU/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take LSU +1
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