Belmont vs Alabama NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 12/21/2019
Game: Belmont Bruins vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -2
The Belmont Bruins travel to Von Braun Center to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 2 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.4 as they are averaging 82.4 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 5-5. They are averaging 81.1 points per game and surrendering 78.2, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 4-5-1 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
Adam Kunkel comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Nick Muszynski averages 15.4 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Kira Lewis Jr. averages 16.7 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. John Petty averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Belmont averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.7 per game. The Bruins allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 234th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 102nd place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 25th in the country with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 112th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Crimson Tide are 16th in turnovers per game with 17.0. The Crimson Tide surrender 78.2 points per contest, which ranks them 324th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 295th with 38.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 231st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Bruins are 47th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7. In terms of pace they are 29th in the country with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 11th. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 48th in Division 1. Belmont is 215th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 64th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 167th. They are 6th in D-1 in pace with 79.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 118th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama -2
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