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NIT Betting: Miami vs. Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide looks to stamp its ticket to Madison Square Garden and the NIT Final Four when it faces Miami in college basketball action today.

The Crimson Tide, seeded No. 1 in Region 1, advanced here with a win over New Mexico, while the Hurricanes earned the spot with a win over Missouri State. Alabama is favored by 5.5 points at shops such as Sportsbook.ag today.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson Tide - Hurricanes odds would favor the Crimson Tide if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alabama is rated No. 66 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 71. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-71 win for the Crimson Tide.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hurricanes rank No. 94 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.3 per game. That compares with Alabama’s No. 87 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Alabama is college basketball's No. 334-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Hurricanes rate No. 27 with 8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami owns the country's No. 98-rated mark, allowing 68.1 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 263 in scoring at home.

Miami was an 81-72 winner in its last match at home against Missouri State. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. Miami got 20 points from Durand Scott en route to an 81-72 victory over Missouri State on Monday at BankUnited Center.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 74-67 winner as they battled New Mexico at home. They earned a push in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 74-67 win over the Lobos on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Tony Mitchell at Coleman Coliseum.