Alabama Crimson Tide vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-3)
Mizzou Arena is the venue where and the Missouri Tigers (12-3) will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (15-4) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Alabama as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 151.
Alabama steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 15-4 for the year. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a team they commit 18.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Alabama is pulling in 40.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 275 assists for the year, which is 30th in the nation in terms of passing. The Crimson Tide are hitting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (201 of 566) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.8 points per game (38th in D-1) while hitting 43.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Crimson Tide are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 185th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 197 conceded for the campaign. The Crimson Tide defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (468 of 1,180) and they relinquish 38.8 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 154th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (69.2).
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced the LSU Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 78-60 in their last contest. Alabama walked away from the contest with a 47.8% field goal percentage (33 out of 69) and knocked down 6 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide converted 6 of their 6 shots for a rate of 100.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 9 steals and 5 blocks. In the matter of defense, Alabama allowed 47.8% from the floor on 33 out of 69 shooting. LSU recorded 8 assists and had 14 steals for the game. Moreover, the Tigers collected 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 5 rejections. LSU ended up shooting 72.7% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 22 tries. They also made 4 out of their 17 attempts from three-point range.
Jaden Shackelford is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up with 19 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He played 29 minutes and snagged 3 boards. Shackelford finished 43.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Crimson Tide was Alex Reese. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished the game at 62.5% from the field for the matchup by going 5-of-8 (13 points). Overall, Reese was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
Missouri has a record of 12-3 this season. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which ranks 121st in the nation. Missouri has earned 1,128 points on the year (75.2 per contest) and they pull down 37.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.1 times per contest (183rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Tigers are responsible for committing 20.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.8% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 183rd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 70.2. They have surrendered 10.9 assists and 35.1 boards every game, which is 47th and 179th in college hoops. The Missouri defense gives up 30.5% on shots from 3-point land (93 of 305) and their opposition makes 68.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (87th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Missouri Tigers got the victory with a final of 75-70 against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Tigers collected 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the matchup. They also blocked 3 tries while earning 8 steals in the game. The Wildcats had 24 personal fouls for this contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 26 tries. They were able to bury 18 of the free throws for a rate of 69.2%. In terms of shooting from distance, Missouri buried 9 of 21 tries (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers ended up shooting 24 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 39.3%. The Tigers permitted the Wildcats to bury 26 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.3% for the contest. They went 45.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 20 and finished the contest at 9 out of 16 from the free throw line (56.3%). With respect to team rebounding, Missouri permitted Kentucky to get 37 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Dru Smith was important for the Tigers for this contest. He knocked down 6 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Smith grabbed 7 boards in his 38 minutes and had 5 assists in the game. One more player that was important for Missouri was Xavier Pinson. He was able to score 14 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 14 shooting in this contest. Pinson wrapped this one up going 35.7% from the field while also totaling 4 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Missouri (+3) and under 151 points
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