Alabama hosts LSU on Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games (4-3). The Tigers have split their last four games, the latest being an easy win over Mississippi at home. Alabama has won four straight meetings in this matchup.
Reath’s 28 points help Tigers blast Rebels, needs that momentum on the road
LSU has had a mixed bag of results over the conference season. While they seem to look better at home these days, they still haven’t looked great on the road — they’ve lost four straight, a defeat at Florida being the latest one. They’ll hope that they can bring some kind of momentum to Alabama after taking down Ole Miss, 82-66, last time out. They easily covered a 4.5-point favorite spread by hitting 50 percent of their shots and converting 18-of-24 free throws.
Four of the team’s starters hit double-figures in scoring, but Duop Reath (14.2 ppg) was incredibly efficient. He hit 10-of-12 from the field overall and finished with a team-high 26 points. He had just 13 points over his prior two games. Aaron Epps nearly notched a double-double with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Reserve guard Marshall Graves is questionable Tuesday with a shoulder injury.
Crimson Tide hold top-25 opponent to just 50 points
Speaking of inconsistency, Alabama keeps putting up random offensive results on the board and that’s alternated their victories and defeats. The latest win came against Tennessee at home, a surprising 78-50 beatdown of a top-25 team. They held a 10-point lead at halftime and never looked back as the opposition was held to just 23 points in the second half. The Crimson Tide hit 57.1 percent of their shots and blew them out despite converting just 5-of-14 3-pointers and 9-of-18 free throws.
Donta Hall (11 ppg) had the best overall game for Alabama. Not only did he notch a double-double that consisted of 17 points and 11 rebounds, but he only missed two shots overall (8-for-10). The only weakness he had was missing three of his four free throw attempts, but other performances by Collin Sexton (16 points) and John Petty (14 points) made up for it.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games
- 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
- 11-4 ATS in their last 15 SEC games
While results haven’t been very consistent for Alabama, their defense has. They’ve held their last four opponents to 69 points or less — two of them to just 50 points.