Arizona at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Arizona Wildcats head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 1.5 point favorites.
Arizona comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 67.6 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 5-3. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 3-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-7-0 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-1-1 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/05/18 G Riley Norris Heart is out indefinitely
Brandon Randolph comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Brandon Williams averages 12.4 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kira Lewis Jr. scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. John Petty averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 78.8 points per contest, which is 96th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 122nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.6 points per contest, which is 93rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 72nd place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 154th in the nation with 75.8 points per contest this season. They are 212th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 248th in the NCAA. They are 83rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.9 boards per contest and 216th in assists per game with 13.3. The Crimson Tide are 159th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Crimson Tide give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 191st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 285th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Crimson Tide are 140th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 117th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4. In terms of pace they are 114th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 142nd. As a team they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 167th in Division 1. Arizona is 276th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 180th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 144th. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 231st. As a unit they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 238th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona +1.5
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