Arkansas vs. Alabama - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (12-5) at Arkansas Razorbacks (13-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Thursday at Bud Walton Arena in a SEC college basketball matchup.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 13-4 this season but they have lost their last two games dropping out of the national rankings. Arkansas is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 18.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 10 points and 5.2 assists, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 9.2 points. Arkansas is 11-1 at home this season and 2-2 in SEC play.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-5 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back losses. Alabama is averaging 68.9 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Levi Randolph is averaging 15 points to lead the Crimson Tide. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 12.8 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.6 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 7.6 points. Alabama is 1-3 on the road this season and 2-2 in SEC play.
Arkansas is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 11-4 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Alabama is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 6-2 against the spread against the SEC. The underdog has covered the point spread in he last four meetings of these two.
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