LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
TV: Youtube TV
The Alabama Crimson Tide (13-2) will go up against the LSU Tigers (12-4) at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.
The LSU Tigers took the court against Florida and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-56 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Tigers ended up with 21 and Florida accumulated 15 fouls. They knocked down 5 out of their 25 tries from 3-point range. Florida walked away from this one shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 24 of their 32 attempts. Furthermore, Florida collected 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Florida recorded 10 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. In reference to the defense, LSU allowed 39.6% from the field on 19 of 48 shooting. They also recorded 12 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 13 of 16 shots for a rate of 81.3%. LSU finished having earned a 32.2% FG percentage (19 out of 59) and buried 5 of their 28 shots from distance.
K.J. Williams is one guy who came through in this game. He notched 23 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and pulled down 7 boards. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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LSU heads into this game with a mark of 12-4 on the season. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, LSU is pulling down 34.4 boards per game and is sitting with 217 dimes this season, which ranks 202nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Tigers are hitting 34.7% on three-point shots (121 of 349) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 69.9 points per game (224th in college hoops) while going 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Tigers have forced 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 89th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 182 relinquished on the season. The Tigers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.5% (380 of 894) and they concede 33.4 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 27.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 64th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (64.6).
The last time they took the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 78-52 when they played Kentucky. The Crimson Tide were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. Kentucky was called for 20 fouls in this contest which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.2%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Alabama knocked down 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). In all, the Crimson Tide shot 26 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Crimson Tide allowed Kentucky to convert 21 of their 73 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 28.8% in the matchup. They finished 25.0% from distance via 5 of 20 and ended up shooting 5 of 8 at the charity stripe (62.5%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama allowed Kentucky to grab 37 in total (16 offensive).
Brandon Miller ended up being a major contributor for the Crimson Tide in this contest. He tallied 19 points in his 34 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist. He made 7 out of 15 in the matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, and had 7 rebounds.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 13-2 this year. As an offensive team, the Crimson Tide are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 196th in the nation. Alabama has totaled 1,244 pts for the year (82.9 per game) and they collect 46.1 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.2 times per game (68th in D-1) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per contest. The Crimson Tide have committed 18.7 fouls every game and they shoot 70.9% from the free throw line.
The Alabama defense allows 27.8% on 3-point attempts (83 of 299) and opponents are converting on 69.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 10.6 dimes and 37.9 rebounds every game, which is 46th and 333rd in college hoops. The Crimson Tide on defense are ranked 207th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 69.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.8% from the floor (12th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama
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