The LSU Tigers (14-10, 5-7 SEC) and their great offense head to Alabama as 7.5-point underdogs to take on the Crimson Tide (16-9, 7-5 SEC) and their superb defense. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 147.5 points and it will air on SEC Network at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Crimson Tide won big over the 15th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers 78-50, while the Tigers defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 82-66.
LSU played a nearly perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.310 (above their season average of 0.235) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.552 (above their season average of 0.550). For those same stats, Ole Miss was 0.226 and 0.419, respectively. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.616 (above their season average of 0.517) and had a turnover percentage of 14.7 (better than their season average of 17.8). Alabama received a boost from Donta Hall, who put up 17 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Duop Reath fueled LSU with 26 points and five rebounds.
This battle pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. LSU ranks 29th in offensive efficiency and Alabama ranks 49th in defensive efficiency.
Games involving the Tigers have a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total (52.4 percent). LSU comes into the contest with records of 14-10 straight up (SU) and 10-8-3 against the spread (ATS).
Games involving the Crimson Tide have a tendency to finish under the O/U total (73.9 percent). Further, Alabama owns records of 16-9 SU and 13-10-1 ATS.
In their first matchup this year, Dazon Ingram led the Crimson Tide to a 74-66 win. He registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The two teams combined for 140 points, which was under the projected point total of 151.5, and Alabama covered as a 5-point underdog. Alabama had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.7 vs. 15.2). LSU, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (18.5 vs. 22.6).
Alabama ranks 97th in rebounds per game (36.7) while LSU ranks 236th (33.4).
The Tigers average 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 51st in the NCAA. The Crimson Tide rank 127th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
Alabama ranks 42nd in assists allowed per game (11.4) while LSU ranks 71st (12.2).
The Tigers rank 120th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Crimson Tide rank 247th (18.9).
Alabama ranks sixth in blocks per game (6.1) while LSU ranks 90th (3.6).
LSU is 4-5-1 ATS on the road, while Alabama is 7-4-1 ATS at home.
The total has gone under in 10 of the Crimson Tide’s 12 home games, while 5 of the Tigers’ 10 road games have gone over.
The Crimson Tide are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Tigers are 2-2-1.
In their last five games, Alabama has 5 unders, while LSU has 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Crimson Tide’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 5.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 74.2 points per game (4.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 80.8 points per game (7.5 above their season average).