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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Oklahoma Sooners Preview

Oklahoma SoonersAlabama Crimson Tide
20-12November 08, 2013, 05:00 | American Airlines Center23-13

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on American Airlines Center Friday as host Alabama looks to handle the Oklahoma Sooners in NCAA hoops action.

The Crimson Tide currently sports a 23-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-16 ATS. The Sooners are 20-12 and 17-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crimson Tide produce a 8-24 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sooners have gone 17-8-1 against the number.

View Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Crimson Tide as -6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson Tide at No. 67 and the Sooners at No. 103 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 70-55 loser as they battled San Diego State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Oklahoma got 22 points from Romero Osby but lost anyway, 70-55, to San Diego State on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Alabama was a 58-57 loser at home against Maryland. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Alabama got 15 points from Levi Randolph but lost anyway, 58-57, to Maryland on Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Alabama's No. 204-ranked offense, averaging 63 PPG, against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 126 at 66.31 PPG. The Crimson Tide field goal percentage has averaged 42.82% so far, less than the Sooners marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.48% per game.

A few Sooners at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games at home
Oklahoma is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Alabama's last 9 games on the road
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oklahoma home to North Texas, Monday, November 11th
Alabama at Texas Tech, Thursday, November 14th