Baylor Bears vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Alabama Crimson Tide (13-7) will take on the Baylor Bears (18-2) at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.
The Baylor Bears faced off with Kansas State and took home the win by a score of 74-49 in their last contest. Baylor wrapped up the contest having earned a 56.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 51) and made 7 out of their 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Bears made 9 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists in this contest in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to the defense, Baylor allowed the other team to shoot 31.7% from the field on 19 of 60 shooting. Kansas State dished out 8 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, Kansas State totaled 24 rebounds (12 offensive, 12 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Kansas State went 46.2% from the charity stripe by converting 6 of 13 tries. They made 5 of their 23 attempts from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bears walked away with 16 and Kansas State totaled 15 personal fouls.
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is a guy who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up shooting 85.7% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He played for 22 mins played and collected 12 boards. He ended up finishing with 13 points on 6 out of 7 shooting.
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Baylor heads into this contest with a mark of 18-2 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a group they commit 15.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Baylor is collecting 38.2 boards per game and has totaled 351 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 7th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Bears are shooting 36.5% on 3-pointers (175 of 480) and 67.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 78.7 pts per game (35th in D-1) while going 48.1% from the field.
On defense, the Bears are forcing 17.3 turnovers per game and they draw 15.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.4% on three-point shots while they are 11th in college hoops in points per game allowed (59.3). The Bears are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.1% (446 of 1,084) and they relinquish 30.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 194th in college basketball in giving up assists with 237 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide went home defeated by a final of 82-76 when they faced Georgia. When it comes to rebounding, Alabama permitted Georgia to snag 28 in total (9 on the offensive side). They went 34.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 of 23 and finished the contest at 24 of 30 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Crimson Tide permitted Georgia to convert 25 of their 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.6% for this game. When all was said and done, the Crimson Tide walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 62 from the field which had them at 43.5%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Alabama knocked down 9 of 34 attempts (26.5%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 65.0%. Georgia committed 20 fouls for the contest which took the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They coughed it up 19 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Crimson Tide earned 24 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this game.
Keon Ellis ended up having an impact for the Crimson Tide for this game. He buried 5 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. He had 15 points in his 26 minutes on the court and totaled 3 dimes for this game.
Alabama has a mark of 13-7 on the campaign. The Crimson Tide have committed 18.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per game (110th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per game. Alabama has 1,622 pts so far this year (81.1 per contest) and they average 40.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Crimson Tide are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which is ranked 157th in the country.
The Alabama defense gives up 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (147 of 470) and opponents are knocking down 67.9% of their foul shots. They concede 12.0 assists and 36.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 129th and 268th in those defensive categories. The Crimson Tide are ranked 312th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 74.7. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (207th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama
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