Arkansas vs Alabama Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -1
The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 1 point favorites.
Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 12-8. They are averaging 82.5 points per game and surrendering 77.3, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-5-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 13-7-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
01/30/20 G Jimmy Whitt Jr. Calf is questionable
01/30/20 G Desi Sills Ankle is questionable
01/30/20 G Isaiah Joe Knee is questionable
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
01/30/20 G James Bolden Illness is questionable
01/04/20 F James Rojas ACL is out for season
Mason Jones comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Isaiah Joe averages 16.8 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kira Lewis Jr. averages 16.7 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. John Petty averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 105th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in the nation. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 301st and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 286th with 12.1 per game. The Razorbacks allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 74th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 308th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in Division 1. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 5th in the country with 82.5 points per game this year. They are 169th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 97th in the nation. They are 12th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 120th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Crimson Tide are 36th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Crimson Tide surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 329th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 98th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 337th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 212th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Razorbacks are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 75th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 146th. As a team they are 112th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 105th in Division 1. Arkansas is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 122nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 110th. They are 3rd in D-1 in pace with 77.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 81st. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama -1
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