Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
TV: SEC Network
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (24-8 last season) are traveling to Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday where they will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (26-7 last year).
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced off with the Colorado State Rams and earned the victory with a final of 76-74 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 19 while the Rams totaled 16 fouls. They buried 11 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. Colorado State ended up going 73.9% from the free throw line by making 17 of 23 attempts. On top of that, Colorado State grabbed 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Colorado State earned 16 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. With regard to defense, Louisiana Tech let their opponent shoot 45.1% from the field on 23 of 51 shooting. They also recorded 19 dimes for this contest in addition to creating 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 7 of their 16 shots for a rate of 43.8%. Louisiana Tech ended the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (30 out of 60) and converted 9 of their 25 3-point attempts.
Kenneth Lofton is a guy who came through in this matchup. He shot 76.9% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. He saw the court for 34 mins and also snagged 13 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 27 points on 10 of 13 shooting.
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Louisiana Tech steps onto the court after finishing with a win-loss mark of 24-8 last season. They gave up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 15.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Louisiana Tech pulled in 38.3 boards per contest and accumulated 418 assists last season, which was 38th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs shot 34.4% from downtown (240 of 698) and 68.1% from the charity stripe. They averaged 73.1 pts per contest (121st in Division 1) while shooting 44.5% from the field.
When they were on the defensive end, the Bulldogs were able to force their opponents into 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.1 fouls. They were ranked 305th in D-1 in allowing assists 383 surrendered last season. The Bulldogs gave up a field goal percentage of 40.3% (755 of 1,873) and they conceded 35.1 boards per game as a team. They gave up 30.4% on 3-point shots while they were 52nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (65.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a loss by a final score of 88-78 when they faced the UCLA Bruins. The Crimson Tide snagged 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this contest. They also turned it over 14 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Bruins were called for 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of those for a rate of 44.0%. In regard to three-point shots, Alabama converted 7 out of 28 attempts (25.0%). Overall, the Crimson Tide shot 30 for 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5%. The Crimson Tide permitted the Bruins to bury 29 out of 74 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2% in this contest. They shot 34.5% from three-point range by connecting on 10 out of 29 and finished the contest at 20 of 25 from the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning attacking the glass, Alabama permitted UCLA to grab 38 overall (12 offensive).
Keon Ellis was important for the Crimson Tide for the contest. He converted 4 out of 5 in the matchup for a rate of 80.0%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. He totaled 10 points in his 23 mins on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Alabama had a win-loss record of 26-7 last season. The Crimson Tide committed 18.3 personal fouls per game and they went 70.8% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 14.1 times per contest (108th in college basketball) and they lost possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. Alabama tallied 2,629 pts last year (79.7 per contest) and they grabbed 40.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Crimson Tide shot 43.5% from the floor, which had them ranked 213th in the nation.
The Alabama defense gave up 29.1% on three-point shots (205 of 704) and their opponents made 68.9% of their foul shots. They conceded 11.2 dimes and 38.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 48th and 308th in college basketball. The Crimson Tide defensively were ranked 175th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 70.1. They forced their opponents into 15.3 TO's per game and let teams shoot 40.8% from the field (42nd in college basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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