Louisiana Tech vs. Alabama Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Alabama is heavily favored at home tonight, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -12.5 points against Louisiana Tech. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 144 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Coleman Coliseum and will air live on the SEC Network.
Louisiana Tech is off to a 5-0 start to the season following a 63-61 win over Evansville last week. The Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread as well. Louisiana Tech is putting up 76.8 points per game this season while allowing 69.5 per contest. The Bulldogs are putting up 17 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while Jacobi Boykins is adding 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Alabama is coming off an 89-84 loss to Minnesota for its first loss of the year. The Crimson Tide are 5-1 on the year and 3-2 against the spread. Alabama is putting up 84 points per game while allowing 70.8 per contest. Collin Sexton is putting up 25.2 points and 4.4 assists per game this season while John Petty is adding 14 points per game. Petty is questionable for tonight’s game with an ankle injury.
Alabama has won its last two meetings with Louisiana Tech, but the Bulldogs have covered the spread in both games. However, Alabama has been good after a loss, as the Tide are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 following a loss. Bama is also 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games. Louisiana Tech is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven road games and 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 Wednesday games. The public betting is siding with Alabama at home and I am going to take the Tide tonight as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ALABAMA -12.5