Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/12/2020 NCAAB Odds, Spread and Preview
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/12/2020 – The Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennesee Volunteers are starting their Southeastern Conference Tournament this Thursday, March 12 and winner of this game will be facing the top-seeded team in the division, Kentucky Wildcats. This match will happen at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be aired on television live via SEC Network at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. SofaScore will be getting the feed as well and will host the online live stream. The Volunteers are given the slight advantage in this game by NCAAB Point Spread Picks over the Crimson Tide.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/12/2020
|When:||Thursday, March 12, 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee|
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Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide finished 9th in the Southeastern Conference with a record of 8-10 and they hold an overall NCAA record of 16-15. Coming to this game, this team lost back-to-back games to end the season. With the short rest, they are set to go and they will be relying on Lewis to carry the scoring load of the team with 18.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. Shackelford backs him up with 15 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while Petty Jr is another scoring threat as the can produce 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals a night.
Players to watch: K. Lewis Jr. G (31 GP 37.6 MIN 18.5 PTS 4.8 REB 5.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 45.9 FG% 80.2 FT% 36.6 3PT%), J. Shackelford G (31 GP 29.4 MIN 15 PTS 4.5 REB 1.4 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 41.3 FG% 76.8 FT% 35.7 3PT%), J. Petty Jr. G (29 GP 33.4 MIN 14.5 PTS 6.6 REB 2.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 46.2 FG% 67.4 FT% 44 3PT%).
The Tennessee Volunteers ended the NCAA season with a record of 17-14 and in the Southeastern Conference, they are eight with a record of 9-9. Heading to this matchup, the Volunteers need the tandem of Fulkerson and Bowden to come up with huge games. Fulkerson averages 12.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals while Bowden does 13.7 points, 4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a steal per night. Pons is the x-factor for the Volunteers as he shown some potential in the season that he can also lead this team. He is averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.5 blocks per game.
Players to watch: J. Fulkerson F (31 GP 30.1 MIN 13.7 PTS 5.9 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.9 BLK 1.8 TO 61.2 FG% 74.8 FT% 50 3PT%), J. Bowden G (31 GP 34.4 MIN 13.7 PTS 4 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 38.3 FG% 82.2 FT% 28.7 3PT%), Y. Pons G (31 GP 33.9 MIN 10.8 PTS 5.4 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 2.4 BLK 1.6 TO 48.9 FG% 63.8 FT% 34.9 3PT%).
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Predictions
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Alabama’s last 9 games.
Crimson Tide are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Alabama is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Tennessee.
Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tennessee’s last 6 games against Alabama.
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tennessee’s last 13 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern Conference.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Picks
Having a better record in the NCAA season, Online Betting sees the Tennessee Volunteers as the safer bet in this conference tournament game. The Crimson Tide are top-heavy in their talent and if their bench gets involved, they have a great chance of pulling an upset.
Moneyline: Both teams are given the ML of -109 for the one who wins this game.
Spread: It is just 1.5 points across the spread for both teams with the Crimson Tide sitting at +1.5 while the Volunteers are owning the -1.5.
Total: 148.5 points is the predicted total for this game with the Crimson Tide going over and the Volunteers are under.
Score Prediction: 74-71, Tennessee.