Tennessee vs. Alabama - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (11-3) at Tennessee Volunteers (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-4 this season and have won their last five games in a row and seven of their last eight. Tennessee is averaging 65.9 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Josh Richardson leads the Vols averaging 16.1 points per game. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.8 points, Armani Moore is averaging 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Devon Baulkman is averaging 6.0 points. Tennessee is 7-0 at home this season.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-3 this season and they are on a five game winning streak. Alabama is averaging 71.6 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Levi Randolph is averaging 15.7 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.2 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.5 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.6 points. Alabama is 0-2 on the road this season.
Tennessee is 5-1 against the spread against the SEC, 1-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-9-3 against the spread in their last 14 games. Alabama is 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, 5-11-1 against the spread in their last 17 road games, and 0-3-1 against the spread following a game that tey covered the point spread.
Both of these teams are playing well but Alabama has been playing better so I will take the points on the road here but this pick is a lean at best.