Ole Miss Rebels vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (-1.5)
Coleman Coliseum is the site where and the Alabama Crimson Tide (5-3) will play the Ole Miss Rebels (5-1) on Tuesday. Ole Miss opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 142.5.
Ole Miss comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 5-1 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 74.7 points per contest (152nd in Division 1) while going 47.6% from the field. The Rebels are shooting 28.8% on shots from downtown (34 of 118) and 69.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Ole Miss is grabbing 39.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 93 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 170th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a group are committing 17.5 fouls every game. On defense, the Rebels have forced 20.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 fouls. The Rebels are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 35.8% (110 of 307) and they concede 30.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 39th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 53 surrendered for the campaign. They give up 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 2nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (52.7).
The Ole Miss Rebels played the UT Martin Skyhawks and walked away with a win by a score of 90-43 in their last contest. Ole Miss walked away from the contest having earned a 59.3% field goal percentage (35 of 59) and buried 9 of their 22 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Rebels knocked down 11 of 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 5 blocks. In terms of the defense, Ole Miss allowed the other team to shoot 59.3% from the field on 35 of 59 shooting. UT Martin distributed 10 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Skyhawks pulled down 15 boards (4 offensive, 11 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. UT Martin finished shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by making 3 of their 6 shots. They also made 6 of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc.
KJ Buffen is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He accumulated 16 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 23 minutes and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Buffen ended up shooting 87.5% from the field and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Rebels was Jarkel Joiner. He collected 3 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 70.0% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-10 (16 points). In all, Joiner played for 23 min.
Alabama has a win-loss mark of 5-3 on the campaign. The Crimson Tide commit 17.1 fouls per game and they shoot 68.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (191st in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.1 times per contest. Alabama has totaled 614 pts so far this season (76.8 per contest) and they collect 40.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Crimson Tide are shooting 41.6% from the floor, which ranks 282nd in the country. The Crimson Tide defensively are ranked 199th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 71.3. They have forced 16.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (205th in college basketball). The Alabama defense concedes 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (65 of 194) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 12.1 assists and 37.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 136th and 248th in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 85-69 against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers. The Crimson Tide recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 35 for the matchup. They also turned away 5 shots while earning 9 steals for the game. The Buccaneers had 25 personal fouls for the contest which took the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 15 of them for a rate of 57.7%. In terms of shooting from distance, Alabama converted 12 out of 34 attempts (35.3%). Overall, the Crimson Tide went 29 out of 60 from the field which had them sitting at 48.3%. The Crimson Tide allowed the Buccaneers to bury 24 of their 50 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.0% for this game. They shot 36.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 out of 25 and finished the game at 12 of 19 at the free throw line (63.2%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Alabama allowed East Tennessee State to pull down 22 in all (1 on the offensive side).
Jaden Shackelford was important for the Crimson Tide in the matchup. He made 8 out of 15 for this game for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Shackelford snagged 4 boards in his 35 mins and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who came through for Alabama was Jahvon Quinerly. He notched 14 points in his 35 minutes played by going 4 of 8 shooting for the matchup. Quinerly wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field and also contributing 9 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-1.5)
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