Texas at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Legacy Arena at BJCC
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The Texas Longhorns head to Legacy Arena at BJCC to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1 point favorites.
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Texas heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 61.4 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 8-3. They are averaging 79.4 points per game and surrendering 72.3, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Texas Longhorns are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
12/21/17 G Eric Davis Jr. Wrist is "?" Friday vs Alabama
12/11/17 G Andrew Jones Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
Dylan Osetkowski averages 15.2 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Kerwin Roach Jr. averages 11.1 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 57%.
John Petty averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 47%. Collin Sexton scores 21.7 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Longhorns allow 61.4 points per contest which is 13th in Division 1. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 216th, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in the nation. Texas averages 72.7 points per contest this year, which is 235th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 168th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 341st in college basketball. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 160th and 299th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 278th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide give up 72.3 points per game, which ranks them 188th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 123rd and 160th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 212th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 195th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year. Alabama is 96th in Division 1 with 79.4 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 157th in D-1. They are 144th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 191st in assists per game with 13.8. The Crimson Tide are 120th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Longhorns are 224th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6, and their defensive rating of 86.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 258th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 233rd. As a team they are 269th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Texas is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 14th in the nation.
Alabama is 131st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 88th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 139th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 123rd. They are 72nd in D-1 in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 80th. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Texas +1 and under 150 total points
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