Arkansas vs. Alabama Prediction & Odds

Arkansas vs. Alabama 2/25/23 Betting Prediction, Odds, & Trends

Unranked Arkansas heads to Tuscaloosa to play #2 Alabama on ESPN2 at 2:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon. Can the Razorbacks cover the 8.5-point spread as road underdogs?

Arkansas is 19-9 on the year with their best wins coming over Missouri and Texas A&M. Their worst losses came against LSU and Vanderbilt. The Razorbacks are 14-13-1 against the spread this season.

Alabama is 24-4 this season with their best wins coming over Houston and Michigan State. Their worst losses came against Oklahoma and Tennessee. The Crimson Tide are 16-11-1 against the spread this year.

Game Matchup and Betting Odds

639 Arkansas Razorbacks (+8.5) vs. 640 Alabama Crimson Tide (-8.5); O/U 152

2:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 25, 2023

Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL

Arkansas vs. Alabama Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Razorbacks in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 58% of public bets are on Arkansas +8.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Arkansas Game Notes

One of Arkansas’s biggest contributors is freshman guard Anthony Black. The 6’7” Texas native leads the team in assists with 4.4 per game, ranks second on the club in scoring with 12.9 points per game, and is third on the team in rebounding with 5.1 boards per game.

The Razorbacks’ leading scorer is star guard Ricky Council IV. Council is pouring in 16.6 points per game this season and he’s scored at least 10 points in 17 of his last 19 games.

Alabama Game Notes

Alabama’s star player is freshman forward Brandon Miller. Miller leads the Crimson Tide in scoring (19.5 points per game) and rebounding (8 boards per game). He’s coming off of a career night on Wednesday against South Carolina. In that game, Brandon Miller racked up 41 points while shooting 56% from the floor. He scored the tying basket to send the game to overtime then hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to put the Crimson Tide ahead for good. How Miller plays will go a long way toward deciding this game on Saturday.  

Arkansas vs. Alabama CBB Betting Trends

Arkansas is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning straight-up record.

Arkansas is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Alabama is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an outright win.

The underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings between Arkansas and Alabama.

Arkansas vs. Alabama CBB Prediction:

Over the past week or so, it was revealed that Alabama’s Brandon Miller allegedly brought the gun that was used in a January 15th murder that involved former Alabama player Darius Miles Jr. It is alleged that Miller did not touch the gun, nor did he have any foreknowledge that the gun was going to be used to commit a crime. Because of that, Miller hasn’t been charged with a crime, and it appears unlikely that he will be. The entire situation has been a major distraction for an Alabama team that seemed poised to get a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and make a deep run once they got there. Miller had a career night on Wednesday (right after the news of his alleged involvement broke), pouring in 41 points in a 78-76 Alabama win over South Carolina. The Crimson tide were 17-point favorites and needed overtime to narrowly escape a terrible loss to the Gamecocks. I think Alabama will struggle again on Saturday, as Arkansas is a much better team than South Carolina. I think the Razorbacks do enough to keep it close as Alabama may have other things on their mind.   


College Basketball Predictions

Thumbnail North Texas vs. Wisconsin Prediction The NIT semifinals will be played on Tuesday night and the leadoff game pits North Texas against Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Thumbnail Utah Valley vs. UAB Prediction & Odds The second game of the NIT semifinals will take place at 9:30 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, NV when Utah Valley takes on UAB.
Thumbnail Miami vs. Texas Prediction & Odds The NCAA Tournament will wrap up the Elite Eight on Sunday evening when 5-seed Miami takes on 2-seed Texas at 5:05 p.m. ET in Kansas City,...
Thumbnail Creighton vs. San Diego State Prediction FAU and UConn punched their respective tickets into the Final Four with victories on Saturday but the Elite Eight continues on Sunday with 6-seed Creighton...
Thumbnail Florida Atlantic vs. Kansas St. Prediction The NCAA Tournament moves to the Elite Eight round on Saturday evening when 9-seed Florida Atlantic takes on Kansas State at 6:09...

NCAAB Headlines