Alabama at LSU: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Alabama at LSU: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers (20-10) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (19-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

Betting Odds: LSU Tigers +5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Alabama Crimson TIde and LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in an SEC college basketball showdown at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. When these two teams faced off on January 19th it was Alabama that won 70-67. 

Jaden Shackelford was the top player for Alabama scoring 26 points and grabbing four rebounds. Tari Eason was the top player for LSU scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. 

Alabama comes into this game with a 19-11 record overall and they have gone 10-19-1 against the spread. Alabama has been inconsistent this season, and in the last game against Texas A&M they lost 87-71. Alabama is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 76.1 points per game. Jaden Shakelford has been the top player for Alabama this year averaging 16.9 points while shooting 40 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the LSU Tigers who sit with a 20-10 record overall and they have gone 19-11 against the spread. LSU was competitive in the last game against Arkansas, but they couldn’t hold on late and that led to the one point loss. LSU is averaging 73 points while their defense is giving up 62.4 points per game. Tari Eason has been the top player for LSU this year averaging 16.8 points while shooting 52 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Alabama is 13-2-1 against the spread in their last 16 games following a double digit loss at home. Alabama is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven road games. The under is 14-3 in LSU’s last 17 games following an against the spread win. 

Alabama wants to push the pace, while LSU takes pride in their defense. The over is 9-2 in Alabama’s last 11 road games, and that trend is going to hit again. Alabama is going to be the team to push the pace and LSU has proven in faster paced games, they can find success scoring. Look for this game to be a shootout and the over is going to cash. 

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