South Alabama Jaguars vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Alabama Jaguars vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0) will take on the South Alabama Jaguars (1-1) at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday.
The South Alabama Jaguars played Buffalo and walked away with a win by a score of 70-56 in their last game. South Alabama wrapped up the contest with a 57.1% field goal percentage (28 out of 49) and knocked down 4 of 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jaguars buried 10 of 16 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 33 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. Regarding defense, South Alabama allowed the other team to shoot 36.4% from the floor on 20 of 55 shooting. Buffalo distributed 15 assists and had 11 steals in this contest. On top of that, Buffalo collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Buffalo walked away from this one shooting 60.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 20 attempts. They also buried 4 out of their 21 tries from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Jaguars left the arena with 22 while Buffalo had 17 fouls.
Marcus Millender is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He finished with 15 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. He shot 77.8% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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South Alabama will enter this game with a record of 1-1 for the season. They are averaging 72.0 pts per game (244th in Division 1) while hitting 45.0% from the field. The Jaguars are shooting 26.2% on shots from downtown (11 of 42) and 66.0% from the free throw line. As a team, South Alabama is grabbing 34.5 boards per contest and has racked up 19 dimes on the campaign, which is 319th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.5 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Jaguars are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are ranked 208th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 26 surrendered this year. The Jaguars are giving up a FG percentage of 48.2% (53 of 110) and they relinquish 35.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 27.3% on shots from downtown and they rank 188th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (69.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Alabama Crimson Tide took home the win by a final score of 102-80 against Indiana State. In reference to rebounding, Alabama allowed Indiana State to collect 24 overall (4 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 38.5% from distance via 10 of 26 and finished the contest at 16 of 26 from the charity stripe (61.5%). The Crimson Tide allowed Indiana State to knock down 27 out of 53 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.9% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Crimson Tide walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 64 from the field which had them sitting at 51.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Alabama buried 13 out of their 23 attempts (56.5%). They were able to make 23 of them for a rate of 85.2%. Indiana State committed 24 personal fouls for the contest which took the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Crimson Tide were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 38 in this contest.
Aaron Estrada ended up having an impact for the Crimson Tide for this contest. He earned 27 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists in the game. He knocked down 9 of 16 in this matchup giving him a rate of 56.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Alabama has a win-loss mark of 2-0 on the year. The Crimson Tide are responsible for committing 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 83.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (196th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. Alabama has earned 207 pts for the campaign (103.5 per game) and they collect 40.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Crimson Tide are shooting 53.7% from the floor, which ranks 26th in college basketball.
The Alabama defense allows 34.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (17 of 49) and their opponents are connecting on 62.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 8.5 dimes and 27.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 51st and 23rd in college hoops. The Crimson Tide on the defensive side of the court are 270th in college basketball in PPG given up with 76.5. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (299th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take South Alabama
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