Alabama Crimson Tide (5-2) vs Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-6)
2023-12-04 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -22.5 -- Over/Under: 165
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet in college basketball action from the Coleman Coliseum on Monday night. Can Arkansas State pull off the huge upset for their first road win of the year? Or will Alabama defend home court? Let’s take a look and give out an Arkansas State vs. Alabama Prediction.
Arkansas State Team Preview
The Arkansas State Red Wolves come into this one looking to bounce back from a two-game losing streak after a 77-66 loss to Little Rock last time out. Taryn Todd and Dyondre Dominguez each have a team-high 13 PPG with Todd logging 3.8 RPG and 2.6 APG while Dominguez has a team-high 8.9 RPG to lead the Red Wolves on the glass in addition to 8.9 RPG as well on the year. Freddy Hicks also has 13 PPG with 5.5 RPG and a share of the team-high in assists with 3 APG as well this season. Caleb Field has also chipped in 8 PPG with 3 APG of his own as well on the year. As a team, Arkansas State is averaging 74.3 PPG on 41.1% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 65.6% from the foul line this season.
Alabama Crimson Tide Team Preview
The Alabama Crimson Tide come into this game looking to bounce back from an 85-77 loss to Clemson last time out. Mark Sears leads the Tide in scoring and assists with 20.7 PPG and 4.9 APG along with has 4.9 RPG and Aaron Estrada has 16.9 PPG with 4 RPG and 3 APG as well on the year. Grant Nelson has 14.3 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Tide on the glass and to cap off the scoring in double figures for Alabama up to this point in the year. As a team, Alabama is averaging 94.9 PPG on 50.9% shooting from the field, 40.7% shooting from the field and 79.4% from the foul line this season. Following this one, Alabama will host the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers.
Arkansas State vs. Alabama Prediction
I’m sticking with Alabama here. The Crimson Tide are just the better team with the higher-octane offense that can go up and down the floor, which isn’t something I necessarily trust the Red Wolves to do. Arkansas State has really struggled in their step up spots this year, and I don’t think this game ends up being any different. Give me Alabama in a beatdown.