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Arkansas Razorbacks (15-15) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (20-10)
March 9, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -15.5; Over/Under: +174.5
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The Arkansas Razorbacks will play the Alabama Crimson Tide in a SEC game on Saturday afternoon at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Let’s take a look at the Arkansas preview, Alabama preview, betting matchup, and the Arkansas vs Alabama prediction.

Arkansas Preview

The Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-15 (6-11) this year after they defeated LSU by a score of 94-83 in their last game. Arkansas led 42-35 at halftime and scored 52 points in the second half in the win. The Razorbacks shot 60.8% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. Arkansas lost to Kentucky by a score of 111-102 and Vanderbilt by a score of 85-82 in the two games prior to LSU. The Razorbacks are scoring 77.4 points per game with 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, while allowing 79.2 points against per game this year. Tramon Mark is averaging 16.8 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. Arkansas is shooting 45.1% from the field, 74.5% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers this season. 

Alabama Preview

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 20-10 (12-5) this season after they lost to Florida by a score of 105-87 in their last game. Alabama trailed 44-35 at the half and they allowed 61 points in the second half in the loss. The Crimson Tide shot 44.3% from the field and allowed Florida to shoot 46 free throws in the game. Alabama lost to Tennessee by a score of 81-74 in the game prior to Florida, but did beat Ole Miss before that. The Crimson Tide are scoring 90.8 points per game with 39.6 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game, while giving up 80.1 points against per game this season. Mark Sears is averaging 21.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, and 4.0 assists per game. Alabama is shooting 47.9% from the field, 79% on free throws, and 37.1% on three pointers this year. 

Arkansas vs Alabama Betting Prediction

Alabama comes into this matchup with a 12-5 conference record and they are tied for second in the SEC with four other teams, which makes this game very important. The Crimson Tide are looking for a top four finish in the conference and they will be at home for this game. Arkansas is only 6-11 in SEC play, but they are coming off of a win against LSU in their last game. Arkansas has not played very well on the road this year and they will try to slow down one of the highest scoring teams in the country. I know this total is very high, but we have seen some crazy scores from Alabama games this year. Take the over here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 174.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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