Tigers vs. Crimson Tide Prediction
The 13th-ranked Louisiana State Tigers have won their last two games at home, but will have to go on the road this afternoon at the Alabama Crimson Tide. Can LSU notch another win as the small favorites?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Coleman Coliseum at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 148 points. As of Saturday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting LSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tigers take down Aggies
Louisiana State picked up a 66-55 home victory Tuesday night over Texas A&M to improve to 23-5 overall and 13-2 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers led 36-20 at halftime on their way to the triumph. Louisiaana State shot 23-of-66 from the field, 2-of-19 from 3-point distance plus 18-of-21 at the free throw line. Naz Reid paced the Tigers with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also contributed 11 rebounds and two steals. Ja'vonte Smart tallied 17 points along with seven boards, three assists and three steals. Skylar Mays accounted for 11 points, six caroms, five assists and two steals. Kavell Bigby-Williams recorded 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. Marlon Taylor added 10 points and four rebounds.
Crimson Tide down Gamecocks
Alabama earned a 68-62 win at South Carolina Tuesday night to move to 17-11 overall and 8-7 in the SEC. The Crimson Tide led 31-25 at halftime and held on from there. Alabama shot 24-of-56 from the field, 6-of-17 on 3-point tries plus 14-of-22 at the free throw line. Kira Lewis Jr. led the way with 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also notched five rebounds and three assists. Donta Hall contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tevin Mack added 11 points in 22 minutes of action.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games. Louisiana State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight Saturday games.
The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. The underdog is 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Road games haven't phased LSU as its won its last seven straight up away from home, while in that stretch it has lost two road games by one point and in overtime. That is how close the Tigers are to an 18-game winning streak. Alabama has won its last two, but against teams much weaker than Louisiana State. Go with LSU in this spot.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISIANA STATE TIGERS -1.5