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Alabama vs Jackson State 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Jackson State Tigers (1-10) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-2)
December 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -28.5 / Jackson State Tigers +28.5; Over/Under: +157
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The Jackson State Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet in college basketball action from the Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The Jackson State Tigers will try to rebound from a 102-52 loss to Texas Tech last time out. Ken Evans Jr. has 11.2 PPG with 4.9 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead Jackson State in scoring and assists while Trace Young has 10.6 PPG and 5.4 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Jackson State so far this season. Romelle Mansel also has a team-high 5.7 RPG as well for the Tigers this season. As a team, Jackson State is averaging 66 PPG on 42% shooting from the field, 33.8% from three and 64.3% from the foul line this season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will be out to bounce back from a 100-90 loss to Gonzaga in their last game. Brandon Miller leads the Tide in scoring with 20.1 PPG along with 8.2 RPG while Mark Sears has 13.9 PPG with 4 RPG and 2.9 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Alabama up to this point in the year. Noah Clowney has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 8.8 RPG to lead the Crimson Tide on the glass while Jahvon Quinerly has a team-high 4 APG as well this season. As a team, Alabama is averaging 83.6 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 71.3% from the foul line this season.

Jackson State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss by 20 or more points and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Alabama is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 0-9 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a losing road record.

I get the case to be made for Jackson State here, but the Tigers were absolutely throttled by Texas Tech last time out, and now have to deal with a ticked off Alabama team that was just embarrassed on national television defensively, and one that’s done a good job beating up on much lesser teams this season. We saw Bama fail to cover against South Dakota State, but there’s a difference between being a big favorite and a dominant favorite against a much lesser opponent like the Tide have here. I think Alabama comes out firing here and Jackson State gets run over again. Give me Alabama laying the big number.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Alabama -28.5

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