LSU at Alabama - 3/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Alabama Crimson Tide (23-6) vs LSU Tigers (17-8)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -6 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Sunday in the college basketball SEC Final at the Bridgestone Arena.
The LSU Tigers look for another win after beating Arkansas on Saturday. The LSU Tigers are averaging 82.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Cameron Thomas is averaging 22.9 points and 3.4 rebounds while Trendon Watford is averaging 16.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. Ja’Vonte Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Days is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for another win after beating Tennessee on Saturday. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 79.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jaden Shackelford is averaging 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Petty Jr. is averaging 12.7 points and two assists. Jahvon Quinerly is the third double-digit scorer and Herbert Jones is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Tigers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 45-20 in Tigers last 65 games as an underdog. The under is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 overall. The favorite is 20-5-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
This is a rivalry game and usually I want the points in spots like this, but Alabama crushed LSU in the two meetings this season and they're easily the better team on the season. Alabama is winning its last five games by an average fo 13.8 points and wins by an average of 10.8 points in the favorite role. LSU has had issues playing up to its competition this season and is just 5-7 against the spread in the underdog role. I'll lay the chalk with the Tide.