Crimson Tide vs. Volunteers Prediction
The third-ranked Tennessee Volunteers have scored at least 96 points in four of their last eight games. Will Tennessee put up another big point total at home today versus the Alabama Crimson Tide to help the over hit?
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Thompson-Boling Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Volunteers are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 154.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on host Tennessee. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Crimson Tide tame Tigers
Alabama recorded a 70-60 victory Wednesday night at Missouri to improve to 11-5 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. The Crimson Tide led 32-26 at halftime and padded the lead after the break. Alabama shot 26-of-55 from the floor, 6-of-18 on 3-point tries and 12-of-15 at the free throw line. Avery Johnson Jr. led the way with 14 points and three rebounds off the bench. Donta Hall added 12 points, 11 boards and two blocked shots.
Vols hammer Razorbacks
Tennessee rolled to a 106-87 home win over Arkansas Tuesday night to move to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the SEC. Lamonte Turner led the way with 21 points off the bench including 3-of-4 on 3-point tries plus 6-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes of action. Jordan Bowden had 19 points in 24 minutes as a reserve. Grant Williams tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and four dimes. Admiral Schofield recorded 17 points, five boards and two assists. Kyle Alexander added 12 points, five boards and two assists. The Volunteers led 55-34 at halftime and did not let up after the break. The Volunteers shot 30-of-57 from the floor, 11-of-18 on 3-point attempts and 35-of-39 at the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The over is 19-7 in the last 26 Crimson Tide games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last seven Alabama games overall.
The over is 4-1 in the last five Volunteers games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last six Tennessee games versus the SEC.
The Vols are second nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency, while Alabama is better on the offensive end than on defense. The Crimson Tide also play at a faster pace than Tennessee, although the Volunteers are in the top half of teams nationally in pace. This has all the makings of a shootout and Tennessee should do a good job in carrying much of the legwork.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE/TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS OVER 154.5