A shootout should be expected when the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-11, 5-6 SEC) and the No. 25 LSU Tigers (18-6, 9-2 SEC) square off at Coleman Coliseum. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Prediction
In the Tigers’ last game, they beat the Missouri Tigers, 82-78. LSU made good use of their 34 trips to the free throw line, making 29 of them (85.3 percent). Missouri, meanwhile, was just 7-13 (53.8 percent). LSU was lifted by Darius Days, who finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Crimson Tide fell to the No. 11 Auburn Tigers in their last game, 95-91. One of Auburn’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They made 39 trips to the line, while Alabama went just 16 times. Despite the loss, Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. accumulated 10 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. This gave him his zeroth triple-double of the year.
Alabama should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Crimson Tide currently rank 100th in offensive efficiency, while LSU ranks 218th in defensive efficiency. Additionally, the Tigers, who rank 12th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.8 percent), will clash against the Crimson Tide, who rank 293rd in defensive rebounding percentage (69.4 percent).
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Trendon Watford put up 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Tigers beat the Crimson Tide 90-76. The Tigers knocked down 19 of their 20 free throws (95.0 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.2 vs. 23.9).
LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Alabama, O/U – Under
LSU averages 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 50th in the country. Alabama ranks 160th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.6, down from 8.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Crimson Tide have scored an average of 83.6 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 87.6 points per game (8.7 above their season average).