Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tigers versus the Crimson Tide? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL. The over/under for this game is set at 162.5 points, and Alabama is favored by -12.5 vs. LSU in a Southeastern conference matchup.


The Pick: LSU Tigers +12.5

This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Crimson Tide.
  • Even though we have Alabama winning straight-up, we like LSU at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will LSU Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

LSU has been a much better team at home this season, as they are 9-4 compared to 2-4 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.9 compared to -5.0 on the road.

As the underdog, the Tigers are 2-6 this season, and they have lost their last two games. Overall, they are 11-8, and they have gone 3-3 in Southeastern Conference play.

As the underdog, LSU has gone 3-5 vs. the spread this season and they are 8-11 overall. On the road, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 3-3 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, LSU is just 3-7 vs. the spread.

LSU’s over/under record this year is 9-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (145.7). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.

Most recently, the LSU offense finished with just 66 points vs. Georgia. For the game, they hit 10/23 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.6%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jordan Wright who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.9. Will Baker also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 112nd, allowing 70.2 points per game. LSU’s three-point defense is currently 192nd in the country at 8.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. LSU.

Will Alabama Come Through as Home Favorites?

Alabama enters today’s game as the favorite, as they have been in 14 of their 19 games this season. They have a record of 12-2 as the favorite, compared to 1-4 as the underdog. At home, the Crimson Tide are 9-1 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +25.0.

Alabama is coming off a 79-75 win over Auburn, and they have won five straight games at home. On the season, their record is 13-6, and they are 5-1 in Southeastern Conference play. In their last 10 games at home, the Crimson Tide have gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Alabama has gone 9-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, the Crimson Tide are 3-0 ATS and they have an 8-2 ATS mark at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Alabama is 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Alabama’s games this year (159.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Alabama’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against Auburn. They had an overall field goal percentage of 38.2% and made 16/19 free throws. The top scorer for the Crimson Tide was Mark Sears with 22 points, while Rylan Griffen also chipped in with 17 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Alabama defense is giving up an average of 74.9 points per contest. The Alabama defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Auburn to connect on 11 threes.