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Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Tennessee when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Crimson Tide sport records of 8-6 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Volunteers have 8-5 and 4-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7 for the Crimson Tide and 5-5 for the Volunteers.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Crimson Tide as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 67-rated Tennessee taking on the No. 62-rated Crimson Tide in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-67 win for the Crimson Tide on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Alabama's No. 261-rated squad against Tennessee's No. 105-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Alabama rates No. 220 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 272 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 41.5 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 254 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 92-74 loser as they battled Mississippi at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Jordan McRae scored 26 points for Tennessee on Wednesday, but the Rebels managed a 92-74 victory over the Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Alabama was an 84-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Trevor Releford scored 26 points for Alabama on Tuesday, but the Tigers managed an 84-68 victory over the Crimson Tide at Mizzou Arena.
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Mississippi are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After playing Missouri are 2-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Volunteers at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Tennessee is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Tennessee is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Tennessee is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games when playing Tennessee
Alabama is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tennessee
Alabama is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Alabama is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tennessee
Tennessee at Kentucky, Tuesday, January 15
Alabama at Mississippi State, Wednesday, January 16