SEC Tournament - Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview
Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide host Tennessee on Friday, looking to build on their 20-11 mark against the 20-11 Volunteers in college hoops action at Bridgestone Arena.
This is a conference playoff game in the SEC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bridgestone Arena.
Supporters of the Volunteers have watched them go 20-11 and 17-11-1 ATS on the year, while the Crimson Tide are at 20-11 and 12-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson Tide are 8-19, while the Volunteers have a 14-14 mark.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Alabama Crimson Tide as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson Tide at No. 95 and the Volunteers at No. 59 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-67 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Volunteers rank No. 77 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Alabama’s No. 257 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Alabama is college basketball's No. 233-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Volunteers rate No. 273 with 5.2 per game.
Defensively, Tennessee features the nation's No. 55-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee won its last outing, a 69-53 result against Mississippi State on March 14. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. Jordan McRae scored 17 points leading the Volunteers to a 69-53 victory over Mississippi State at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.
Alabama won its last outing, a 61-58 result against Georgia on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 61-58 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Trevor Releford at Coleman Coliseum.