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Alabama vs Tennessee Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 15th Betting Odds
Crimson Tide vs Volunteers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers
- Where: Knoxville at Thompson-Boling Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds: Alabama +3, ALA +129 | TENN -158 O/U 144.5
Crimson Tide Preview:
The Alabama Crimson Tide head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 22-3. So far, the Crimson Tide have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 9-2. For the season, Alabama has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Crimson Tide being +3 point underdogs.
Alabama will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brandon Miller who is averaging 18.8 points per game for the Crimson Tide. Miller is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Crimson Tide’s offensive game plan is the play of Mark Sears who has hit 43.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.96 points per game.
Alabama comes into today’s matchup vs Tennessee, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.0 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 44.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Crimson Tide have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 251st in possessions per game.
Tennessee heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-6. Currently, the Volunteers have been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 14-3. The Volunteers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Tennessee has been favored to win in 24 games, sitting with a mark of 19-5.
Tennessee’s leading scorer this season is Zakai Zeigler, who is averaging 10.76 points per contest. So far, Zeigler has accounted for 14.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.12 rebounds per game and 5.36 assists. Santiago Vescovi is the second leading scorer for the Volunteers, averaging 12.18 points per game. Between him and Vescovi, they are accounting for 29.6% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Tennessee comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 490th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Volunteers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.2 points per game. So far, 40.63% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Volunteers -3
If you are eying this matchup between Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Tennessee to cover the spread as -3 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Tennessee shooting well enough to keep the Crimson Tide at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Volunteers’ to win the game and cover the spread.