Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (4-10) at Alabama Crimson Tide (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks will travel to play the Alabama Crimson Tide in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-3 and are coming off of a loss to Oregon by a score of 72-68. Alabama led by 12 points and halftime but allowed 46 points in the second half and took the loss. Justin Coleman had 24 points and 6 assists for Alabama. Riley Norris added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Crimson Tide. Alabama was out rebounded by a total of 35-30 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Alabama is averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 67.1 points per game. Alabama is also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Retin Obasohan is averaging 13 points per game and 2 assists per game, while Shannon Hale is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for Alabama. Hale is questionable for this game. Alabama is shooting 65.6% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 4-10 and are coming off of a win against Northern Colorado by a score of 79-76. Jacksonville State was able hit their free throws down the stretch and hang on for the victory. Malcolm Drumwright had 28 points and 4 assists for Jacksonville State. Greg Tucker added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Gamecocks. Jacksonville State tied their opponent in rebounding with 30 rebounds and 9 assists in their victory. Jacksonville State is averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 72 points per game. Jacksonville State is also averaging 32.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Malcolm Drumwright is averaging 16.1 points per game and 3.7 assists per game, while Erik Durham is averaging 13.4 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for Jacksonville State. Erick Durham is questionable for this game. Jacksonville State is shooting 71% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 41.9% on all field goal attempts.
Jacksonville State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the SEC. Jacksonville State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 5-1 in Jacksonville State’s last 5 Tuesday games. Alabama is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Alabama is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against the OVC. The over is 4-1 in Alabama’s last 5 home games.
Alabama has struggled to score consistently this season and I think they will struggle to score again in this game. Jacksonville State hasn’t been very good to start the season but I am picking them in this matchup due to the Alabama scoring woes.