Arkansas Razorbacks vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+4)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (10-3) head to Coleman Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-3). Arkansas opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 160.5.
Arkansas will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-3 on the campaign. They turn it over 12.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.4 fouls per game. As a unit, Arkansas is grabbing 43.0 boards per contest and has totaled 200 dimes on the season, which is 34th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Razorbacks are hitting 34.7% on three-point attempts (124 of 357) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 87.2 points per outing (9th in D-1) while connecting on 45.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Razorbacks have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They surrender 30.4% on shots from distance while they are 158th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (69.2). The Razorbacks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.5% (320 of 790) and they surrender 35.2 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 227th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 147 relinquished this season.
The Arkansas Razorbacks took the court against the LSU Tigers and took a loss by a final of 92-76 in their last contest. Arkansas walked away from the contest with a 34.2% FG percentage (26 of 76) and made 8 of 31 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Razorbacks converted 16 of 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 17 of them being offensive. They also dished out 8 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 10 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defense, Arkansas allowed 34.2% from the floor on 26 out of 76 shooting. LSU totaled 10 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Moreover, the Tigers snagged 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 rejections. LSU ended up shooting 70.8% from the free throw line by converting 17 of 24 tries. They buried 7 of 19 attempts from distance.
JD Notae is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He had 22 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Notae finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Razorbacks was Moses Moody. He snagged 6 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 38.9% from the field in the game by going 7-of-18 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Moody was on the hardwood for 36 minutes.
Alabama has a win-loss mark of 10-3 for the season. The Crimson Tide commit 19.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 68.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.5 times per game (175th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. Alabama has 1,032 pts for the year (79.4 per game) and they collect 40.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Crimson Tide are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which is 261st in the country. The Crimson Tide on the defensive side of the court are 199th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.0. They are able to force 16.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (93rd in D-1). The Alabama defense gives up 31.1% on three-point shots (91 of 293) and opponents are knocking down 68.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.2 dimes and 39.5 rebounds every game, which ranks 65th and 311th in college hoops.
For their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide went home victorious with a score of 85-65 when they faced the Kentucky Wildcats. The Crimson Tide corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game. They also stuffed 3 tries while recording 9 steals for the game. The Wildcats committed 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 69.2%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Alabama converted 14 out of their 30 attempts (46.7%). Overall, the Crimson Tide finished 31 for 68 from the field which had them shooting 45.6%. The Crimson Tide allowed the Wildcats to make 21 of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 34.4% in this contest. They went 22.2% from three-point range by going 4 of 18 and finished the contest at 19 of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Alabama permitted Kentucky to get 40 in total (15 offensive).
John Petty Jr. was important for the Crimson Tide in the matchup. He made 9 of 15 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which got him 23 points. Jr. grabbed 5 rebounds in his 38 minutes played and added 2 assists for the matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Alabama was Jaden Shackelford. He left the arena with 18 points in his 38 minutes played by going 6 of 15 shooting in this matchup. Shackelford finished going 40.0% from the field as well as earning 6 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arkansas (+4)
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