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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

Alabama Crimson TideMissouri Tigers
8-8January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Mizzou Arena13-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mizzou Arena Saturday as host Missouri looks to handle the Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA hoops action.

The Tigers bring a 13-3 record (6-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-8 Crimson Tide, who are 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Missouri go 4-10 so far and the Crimson Tide go 6-5-1.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs Missouri Tigers Odds and Stats.

Missouri opened as -5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 64-rated Tigers and the No. 131-ranked Crimson Tide, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Alabama was an 80-61 winner at home against Mississippi State. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Crimson Tide got a terrific 28-point effort from Trevor Releford as Alabama defeated Mississippi State 80-61 on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.

Last time out for Missouri, they were a 78-75 loser as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Tigers endured a 78-75 loss at the hands of the Commodores on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Jabari Brown at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson Tide is ranked No. 206 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Missouri’s No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri is the No. 119-ranked team in the country at 6.25 per game, while Alabama rates No. 149 at 5.88 per game.

A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games on the road
Missouri is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Missouri is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Missouri's last 7 games
Missouri is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Alabama home to Florida, Thursday, January 23rd
Missouri at LSU, Tuesday, January 21st