Missouri vs Alabama Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama -5.5
The Missouri Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 5.5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 66.9 points per game while giving up 59.7 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 83.2 points per game and surrendering 77.8, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 13-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
01/08/20 F Jeremiah Tilmon Foot is out indefinitely
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
Mark Smith averages 11.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
John Petty averages 16.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Kira Lewis Jr. averages 16.8 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 51st, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the NCAA. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in the nation. Missouri averages 66.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 286th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 207th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 224th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 328th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 136th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 330th with 39.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Alabama is 4th in the country with 83.2 points per game this year. They are 170th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 69th in the nation. They are 11th in the country in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 117th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Crimson Tide are 43rd in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Tigers are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 324th in the country with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 188th. As a team they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 77th in Division 1. Missouri is 51st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions.
Alabama is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 114th. They are 3rd in D-1 in pace with 78.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 100th. As a unit they are 89th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama -5.5
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