LSU vs Alabama Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 14 (Crimson Tide Unbothered By Struggling Tigers Offense)

Devon Platana
LSU vs Alabama prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
LSU vs Alabama prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Vasha Hunt
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LSU vs Alabama Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • LSU (12-4, 1-3 SEC) vs. No. 4 Alabama (14-2, 4-0 SEC)
  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Coleman Coliseum -- Tuscaloosa, AL

Saturday, Jan. 14's NCAA college basketball schedule includes an SEC showdown at Coleman Coliseum between the LSU Tigers and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide.

LSU began the campaign with only one loss in its first 13 games but has since dropped three games in a row. The Tigers' most recent defeat was a 67-56 loss to Florida on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Alabama enters today's action on a bit of a hot streak, winning its fifth consecutive game with Wednesday's 84-69 win against then-No. 15 Arkansas.

Can LSU prevent its season from continuing to slip away? Or will Alabama prove, once again, why it's one of the best teams in the nation?

LSU vs Alabama Odds & Spread

Alabama enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is higher than the majority of Saturday's totals.

LSU vs Alabama Betting Trends

  • LSU is 0-5 straight up in its last five road games.
  • Alabama is 10-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games against LSU.
  • The total has hit the over in four of LSU's last six games against Alabama.
  • The total has hit the under in four of Alabama's last five home games played on Saturday.

LSU vs Alabama Prediction & Pick

I don't see a world where LSU wins this evening — especially with how bad the offense has looked lately. The Tigers have been held to exactly 56 points in back-to-back outings and have only shot 38.5% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range in their last three games. Furthermore, their minus-9.0 scoring margin over that stretch is also far from impressive.

Meanwhile, Alabama owns a plus-22.9 margin at Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide are also fantastic on the glass and should have no issues taking advantage of LSU's misses, proven by the former pacing the country with 30.6 rebounds per game.

With LSU also being 0-2 on the road and 1-3 against the SEC this season, I see Alabama remaining perfect at Coleman Coliseum today.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 79 | LSU 63

LSU vs Alabama Best Bet

Covering a 14.5-point spread isn't easy, but Alabama can do it. On top of having an impressive home scoring margin, the Crimson Tide are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 5-1 ATS in their last six SEC matchups.

On the other hand, LSU hasn't come close to matching that success. The Tigers are an uninspiring 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven SEC contests, and have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 15 meetings with Alabama.

As long as they continue doing what works, the Crimson Tide should cover as -14.5 favorites.

Bet: Alabama -14.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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