Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds
Thompson-Boling Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Tennessee Volunteers and the visiting Alabama Crimson Tide in college hoops action on Saturday.
Tennessee will face the 12-6 Crimson Tide, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Volunteers are 8-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Crimson Tide are 4-10 favoring the OVER.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tennessee Volunteers as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Volunteers rated this week at No. 70 and the Crimson Tide sitting at No. 78. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-66 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 65.1 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense rated No. 33 and allowing 58.9 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, less than the Crimson Tide shooters have managed so far (44.7% per game).
Defensively, Alabama features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.7 points per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Alabama, they were a 59-55 winner as they battled Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Alabama got 14 points from Nick Jacobs en route to a 59-55 victory over Kentucky on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.
Tennessee was a 62-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers wasted a 26-point performance from Jordan McRae in losing to Mississippi 62-56 on Thursday at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas are 4-6
After playing Kentucky are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Vanderbilt are 7-3
After playing Mississippi are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Crimson Tide at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee
Alabama is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing at home against Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing Alabama
Tennessee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Alabama home to Arkansas, Thursday, January 31
Tennessee home to Vanderbilt, Tuesday, January 29