College baskeball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Missouri Tigers Odds
Mizzou Arena will host Missouri Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Missouri will face the 8-5 Crimson Tide, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson Tide are 2-7 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Missouri sat as 10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Crimson Tide odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Alabama is at No. 62. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-74 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri's No. 1-rated squad against Alabama's No. 262-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri rates No. 149 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 213 nationally with 5.8 per match.
Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.
Alabama won its last outing, a 65-45 result against Oakland on January 5. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Alabama cruised to victory on Saturday, running Oakland out of the gym and running up a 65-45 score at Coleman Coliseum.
Missouri won its last outing, a 66-64 result against Bucknell on January 5. Missouri got 26 points from Phil Pressey en route to a 66-64 victory over Bucknell on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
Alabama is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Alabama home to Tennessee, Saturday, January 12
Missouri at Mississippi, Saturday, January 12