The No. 16 Alabama Crimson Tide head to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers in one of the earliest tips during the Saturday college basketball schedule. Alabama fell 99-81 to rival Auburn earlier this week, though the Tide had won four straight prior to that. LSU, meanwhile, lost by 20 at Tennessee on Wednesday and the Tigers are 1-4 in their last five overall.
Tipoff is set for noon ET. The latest Alabama vs. LSU odds via SportsLine consensus list the Tide as 6-point favorites. The over/under is 166.5. Before making any LSU vs. Alabama picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 season on a 124-82 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $2,000 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 20-9 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on LSU vs. Alabama and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Alabama vs. LSU:
- Alabama vs. LSU spread: Tide -6
- Alabama vs. LSU over/under: 163.5 points
- Alabama vs. LSU money line: Tide -261, Tigers +212
- Alabama vs. LSU picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Alabama can cover
Several betting trends work in Alabama’s favor in this one. The Tide have been one of the better teams in the nation to back this season as they are 15-8 against the spread and 12-5 ATS as favorites. They’ve already picked up one win and cover over LSU, beating the Tigers 109-88 on Jan. 27 and covering the 13-point spread.
Nate Oats’ squad is led by a powerful offense. Alabama ranks fourth nationally in scoring at 89.5 points per game. Mark Sears is the top option this year as he leads the way in points with 20.3 ppg and is shooting 52.3% from the field. See which team to pick here.
Why LSU can cover
It has been a challenging season for the Tigers, but they aren’t too far removed from perhaps their best performance of the season. LSU beat Arkansas 95-74 last Saturday, easily covering the 5-point spread in that one. In total, LSU is 3-3 ATS in its last six, so the Tigers are at least remaining competitive from a spread standpoint.
The Tigers could get a big boost if leading scorer Jalen Cook (questionable) is able to go. He missed the game against Tennessee with a hamstring injury, but getting his scoring ability back in the lineup would certainly help LSU’s chances of keeping this one within the number. Cook averages 15.5 ppg and he’s followed by guard Jordan Wright (15.2 ppg) and forward Will Baker (11.9 ppg) in average scoring. See which team to pick here.
How to make LSU vs. Alabama picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 156 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Alabama vs. Auburn, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 20-9 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks.