Texas vs. Alabama - 12/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (4-2) at Texas Longhorns (3-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns meet Friday night in a college basketball matchup at the Frank Erwin Center on ESPNU.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for a statement road victory to build on their 4-2 start to the CBB season. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 69.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Braxton Key is averaging 10.7 points and 3.5 rebounds while Dazon Ingram is averaging 10 points and 4.2 assists. Corban Collins is dishing two assists and Riley Norris is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have split their last six road games.
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The Texas Longhorns need a bounce back victory to snap a three-game losing streak. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 69.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Tevin Mack is averaging 14.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while Kerwin Roach Jr. is averaging 12.2 points and 2.4 assists. Jarrett Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Jones is dishing two assists. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Longhorns are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Longhorns last 21 overall and the under is 4-0 in Crimson Tide last 4 overall.
The Texas Longhorns are a far better team than what they've shown up to this point and they have a chance to prove it against an up-and-down Alabama squad that's been hit or miss itself. Being at home and the pressure style defense should give Texas the advantage, especially considering the Crimson Tide don't face this style defense often in the SEC. Give me the Longhorns and the reasonable chalk.