Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
Arkansas Razorbacks (21-9) at Alabama Crimson Tide (12-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost two of their last three games and will finish their regular season without winning a game away fro home. Alabama is 12-4 at home this season and 6-11 in the SEC. Trevor Releford is averaging 18.6 points per game to lead the Tide in scoring. Retin Obasohan is averaging 9.7 points, Levi Randolph is averaging 9.5 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.4 points. Alabama is averaging 67.7 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Alabama has won their last three home games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks have won six games in a row and eight of their last nine as they look to land a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Arkansas is 10-7 in the SEC and 5-7 away from home this season. Rashad Madden is averaging 12.5 points per game to lead the Hogs. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, Michael Qualls is averaging 12.1 points, and Coty Clarke is averaging 9.6 points. Arkansas is averaging 81.4 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. With an 81 strength of schedule Arkansas can’t afford a loss here.
Alabama is 4-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-2-2 against the spread in their last nine games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a game that they scored less than 50 points in their previous game. Arkansas is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 1-6 against the spread following a game they scored 100 or more points. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
The Tide have been decent at home but the Hogs are on a roll and I like them to roll the Tide.
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