Alabama vs Tennessee Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/12/2020
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -1.5
The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 1.5 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 82.0 points per contest while giving up 79.0 per game. Tennessee has an overall mark of 17-14. They are averaging 67.1 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 19-12-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 20-11-0 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 14-17-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 17-14-0 against the over/under
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
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
03/11/20 F Drew Pember Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Alabama
Jaden Shackelford averages 15.0 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
John Fulkerson averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Bowden averages 13.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide allow 79.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 334th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 161st and 80th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 339th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the nation. Alabama averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 96th in D-1. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 184th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest, and 106th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 157th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Tennessee is 288th in the country with 67.1 points per game this year. They are 204th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 283rd in the nation. They are 223rd in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 66th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Volunteers are 129th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Crimson Tide are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 4th in the country with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 72nd. As a team they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 8th in Division 1. Alabama is 156th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 72nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 198th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 237th. As a unit they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee -1.5
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