Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (+1.5)
The LSU Tigers (10-2) host the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-3) at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have LSU as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 162.5.
Alabama will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 11-3 on the year. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Alabama is snagging 41.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 193 assists so far this season, which is 66th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Crimson Tide are hitting 34.1% on shots from downtown (142 of 417) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.1 points per outing (45th in Division 1) on 42.8% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Crimson Tide are forcing 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They concede 30.6% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 171st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.1). The Crimson Tide are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.4% (349 of 864) and they relinquish 39.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 204th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 153 conceded on the season.
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and walked away with a win by a score of 90-59 in their last game. Alabama finished the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (31 of 64) and converted 15 of 36 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists for the game in addition to having 12 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing the defense, Alabama allowed their opponent to shoot 48.4% from the field on 31 of 64 shooting. Arkansas earned 8 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Razorbacks collected 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Arkansas ended up shooting 72.2% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 18 tries. They also converted 4 out of their 17 tries from distance.
John Petty is a guy who came through for the matchup. He walked away with 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Petty finished the contest at 60.0% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Crimson Tide was Jaden Shackelford. He pulled down 2 boards and earned 3 dimes. He finished shooting 54.5% from the floor for the matchup by hitting 6-of-11 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, Shackelford played for 24 minutes.
LSU has a win-loss record of 10-2 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are connecting on 49.1% from the field, which ranks them 38th in the nation. LSU has 1,033 pts on the season (86.1 per contest) and they average 38.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per contest (215th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Tigers are committing 17.7 fouls every game while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 206th in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (88th in college basketball). The LSU defense concedes 27.6% on 3-pointers (95 of 344) and opponents are converting on 68.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 13.3 dimes and 34.6 boards per game, which ranks 197th and 153rd in the country.
For their last game, the LSU Tigers went home victorious with a score of 85-80 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for this game. They stuffed 2 tries while getting 10 steals in this game. The Gamecocks committed 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 32 attempts. They were able to convert 24 of them for a clip of 75.0%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, LSU buried 7 of their 18 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers finished 27 out of 59 from the floor which had them shooting 45.8%. The Tigers permitted the Gamecocks to convert 31 out of their 69 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.9% for this contest. They shot 27.6% from three-point range via 8 of 29 and ended up going 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning cleaning the glass, LSU permitted South Carolina to grab 36 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Cameron Thomas ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for this contest. He buried 7 out of 19 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 36.8%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Thomas snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes and earned 2 dimes in the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for LSU was Trendon Watford. He ended up with 23 points in 35 minutes on the court via 7 out of 16 shooting for this contest. Watford finished going 43.8% from the floor while earning 5 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama (+1.5)
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