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SEC Tournament Championship Game preview for LSU vs. Alabama

LSU and Alabama face off in the 2021 SEC Championship game. We break down everything for watching the game, including the start time, TV schedule, odds, picks, and more.

Alabama Crimson Tide players celebrate after a win against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bridgestone Arena. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t help of think of football when you think of Alabama and LSU, but the two division rivals instead will be facing off in the final of the 2021 SEC men’s basketball tournament. The Crimson Tide are 2-0 against LSU this season, so the Tigers are looking to gain ground on the SEC’s regular-season champs. It would be impressive if LSU managed to pull off this upset though, as Alabama dominated during the regular season.

Let’s take a look at all the action at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama, 1:00 p.m., ESPN

Point Spread: Alabama -5.5
Point Total: 158.5

Alabama beat LSU 105-75 in Tuscaloosa and 78-60 in Baton Rouge points during the regular season. The two blowout wins make it hard to see a way for the Tigers to cover. Both teams boast high-scoring offenses, but the underdog hasn’t been able to come close to matching the Crimson Tide this year. Bama struggled a bit with Tennessee yesterday, but the season-wide sample is still largely in their favor. Especially with the Tigers 125th-ranked schedule adjusted defense.

The pick: Alabama -5.5

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