Oakland Grizzlies visit Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Oakland Grizzlies vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oakland when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Crimson Tide sport records of 7-5 and 3-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Grizzlies have 7-9 and 5-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-6 for the Crimson Tide and 4-5 for the Grizzlies.
The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson Tide at No. 71 and the Grizzlies at No. 205 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-66 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Alabama's No. 269-rated squad against Oakland's No. 274-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Alabama rates No. 216 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 129 nationally with 6.5 per match.
Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 242-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.
Oakland won its last outing, a 91-79 result against Nebraska Omaha on January 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 19-point favorite. Oakland got 20 points from Ryan Bass en route to a 91-79 victory over Nebraska Omaha on Thursday at Athletics Center.
Alabama lost its last outing, a 53-50 result against Tulane on December 30. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Crimson Tide got 12 points from Nick Jacobs, but it was Tulane that prevailed in a 53-50 final on Sunday at Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri are 2-0
After playing Tulane are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Grizzlies at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Alabama is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland at South Dakota State, Thursday, January 10
Alabama at Missouri, Tuesday, January 8