East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: East Tennessee State (+16)
The Alabama Crimson Tide (4-3) host the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (4-3) at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday. The spread on this contest has Alabama as 16-point favorites. The over/under is set at 140.5.
East Tennessee State will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 4-3 for the year. They average 64.9 points per contest (282nd in D-1) while shooting 40.2% from the field. The Buccaneers are shooting 28.2% from downtown (48 of 170) and 67.2% from the free throw line. As a team, East Tennessee State is pulling in 37.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 91 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 122nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.3 fouls per game. On defense, the Buccaneers are forcing their opponents into 17.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are conceding 34.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 22nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (58.9). The Buccaneers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 35.8% (138 of 385) and they concede 35.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are 155th in D-1 in allowing assists with 72 relinquished so far this season.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers faced off with the Lee College Runnin' Rebels and walked away with a win by a score of 62-53 in their last game. East Tennessee State walked away from the contest having earned a 40.7% field goal percentage (22 out of 54) and knocked down 4 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Buccaneers knocked down 14 of 23 shots for a percentage of 60.9%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 10 steals and 4 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, East Tennessee State allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the floor on 22 of 54. Lee College recorded 12 dimes and 6 steals for the game. In addition, the Runnin' Rebels pulled down 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Lee College ended up shooting 47.6% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 21 attempts. They also buried 7 of their 18 shots from 3-point range.
Vonnie Patterson is someone who was pivotal for the matchup. He ended up scoring 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He played for 24 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. Patterson finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and dished out 2 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the game for the Buccaneers was Damari Monsanto. He collected 6 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the field in this contest by shooting 3-of-9 (11 points). In all, Monsanto was on the hardwood for 18 min.
Alabama has a mark of 4-3 on the year. Alabama has tallied 529 pts for the campaign (75.6 per game) and they average 40.3 rebounds per game. The Crimson Tide commit 16.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 70.7% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Crimson Tide are hitting on 40.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 294th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per game (243rd in the nation) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per game. The Crimson Tide defensively are ranked 206th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 71.6. They have conceded 12.6 dimes and 38.6 boards per contest, which has them ranked 161st and 268th in the nation. The Alabama defense gives up 33.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (56 of 169) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 15.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the floor (183rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a defeat with a final score of 73-71 against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Crimson Tide snagged 19 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this matchup. They blocked 3 attempts while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Hilltoppers were called for 23 fouls for the game which took the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 76.9%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Alabama converted 7 of 26 attempts (26.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Crimson Tide finished shooting 22 for 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.3%. The Crimson Tide permitted the Hilltoppers to convert 27 out of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.0% for the game. They shot 27.3% from three-point range via 3 of 11 and ended up shooting 16 out of 21 at the charity stripe (76.2%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama allowed Western Kentucky to pull down 31 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Herbert Jones ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Crimson Tide for the game. He buried 6 out of 10 in the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Jones pulled down 4 boards in his 32 mins and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for Alabama was Jaden Shackelford. He notched 12 points in 33 minutes played by going 2 out of 9 from the floor in this matchup. Shackelford walked away from this one going 22.2% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Alabama (-16) and under 140.5 points
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