Missouri at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 4 point favorites.
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Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Alabama has an overall mark of 14-7. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 10-10 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 10-10 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-8 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-14 against the over/under this year
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/08/17 G C.J. Roberts Left Team is out for season
11/22/17 F Michael Porter Jr. Back is out for season
01/26/18 G Terrence Phillips Suspension is out indefinitely
01/09/18 G Blake Harris Left Team is out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Jordan Barnett averages 14.3 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Kassius Robertson averages 15.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
John Petty averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Collin Sexton averages 18.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in college basketball. Missouri averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 74th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 131st in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 40th and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 217th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 196th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Alabama is 162nd in Division 1 with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 91st in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They are 113th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game and 207th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Crimson Tide are 105th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Tigers are 120th in the country in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 83rd. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 67th. As a unit they are 47th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 46th in D-1. Missouri is 43rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 29th in the country.
Alabama is 93rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 33rd in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 90th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 183rd. They are 111th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 129th. As a unit they are 130th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -4
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