Liberty Flames vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Liberty Flames vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Liberty Flames (1-0) are en route to Coleman Coliseum on Friday where they will compete against the Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0).
The Liberty Flames stepped onto the hardwood against Regent and walked away with a win by a score of 104-38 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Flames ended up finishing with 12 and Regent totaled 23 personal fouls. They also made 6 out of their 22 attempts from distance. Regent finished shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 15 shots. Furthermore, Regent pulled down 23 boards (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Regent totaled 7 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In relation to defending, Liberty allowed their opponent to shoot 19.6% from the field on 10 out of 51 shooting. They also doled out 27 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 25 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 39 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Flames made 20 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Liberty walked away from the game having earned a 53.7% field goal percentage (36 out of 67) and made 12 of their 33 shots from distance.
Blake Preston is one player who came through for the contest. He notched 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 16 mins and also collected 4 boards. He ended up going 85.7% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists.
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Liberty will play this game with a mark of 1-0 for the campaign. They turn it over 10.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 12.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Liberty is pulling down 47.0 boards per game and has accumulated 27 assists for the season, which has them ranked 8th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Flames are shooting 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 33) and 83.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 104.0 points per outing (20th in D-1) while hitting 53.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Flames have forced 26.0 turnovers every game and they draw 23.0 fouls. They give up 27.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 62nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (38.0). The Flames defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 19.6% (10 of 51) and they surrender 29.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 103rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 7 surrendered this season.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 75-54 when they faced Longwood. When talking about team rebounding, Alabama allowed Longwood to snag 35 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 38.5% from 3-point land via 5 out of 13 and finished the contest at 11 out of 19 from the charity stripe (57.9%). The Crimson Tide permitted Longwood to convert 19 out of their 71 tries from the field which had them at 26.8% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide walked away from this one shooting 27 for 69 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.1%. Regarding 3-pointers, Alabama buried 3 of 28 attempts (10.7%). They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 69.2%. Longwood had 22 fouls in this contest which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Crimson Tide were able to corral 43 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 62 in the game.
Charles Bediako was important for the Crimson Tide for this contest. He made 4 out of 7 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and added 12 rebounds. He earned 8 points in his 22 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist in this contest.
Alabama has a record of 1-0 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Crimson Tide are shooting 39.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 213th in college basketball. Alabama has totaled 75 points on the season and they snag 67.0 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 10.0 times per contest (214th in college basketball) and they turn it over 19.0 times per contest. The Crimson Tide have committed 18.0 fouls per game and they connect on 69.2% from the free throw line.
The Alabama defense surrenders 38.5% on three-point shots (5 of 13) and their opposition makes 57.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 8.0 assists and 38.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 129th and 259th in the country. The Crimson Tide on defense are ranked 108th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 54.0. They are forcing their opponents into 10.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 26.8% from the field (67th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Liberty
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