Texas A&M CC vs. Alabama Prediction
After punching its ticket into the first round with a First Four victory, will Texas A&M-CC at least cover as a massive underdog on Thursday afternoon when the Islanders take on top-seeded Alabama at 2:45 p.m.ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
745 Texas A&M-CC Islanders (+23.5) vs. 746 Alabama Crimson Tide (-23.5); o/u 155.5
2:45 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 16, 2023
Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL
Texas A&M-CC vs. Alabama Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 55% of public bettors are currently backing Alabama when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Texas A&M-CC Islanders Notes
Simeon Fryer produced six points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal over 34 minutes during Tuesday's 75-71 win over Southeast Missouri State. Fryer's latest start was his first since February. Despite a late lineup switch in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's biggest game of the season to date, it paved off, as Fryer was a crucial rebounder for the now-No. 16 team. It is unknown whether he will keep his role Thursday, when TACC will face title contenders Alabama in both teams' first-round game of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
Alabama Crimson Notes
Jahvon Quinerly chipped in one point (0-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and seven assists across 31 minutes during Saturday's 72-61 win over Missouri. Quinerly has been used sparingly after suffering a torn ACL in last year's NCAA Tournament, but things are ramping up quickly for the senior point guard. He averaged 32.2 mpg in the last three games before the SEC tournament and has now started back-to-back games. While the shots didn't fall in Saturday's semifinal victory, Quinerly is a still a player with a skyrocketing stock who will be a pivotal factor in any prospective Alabama tournament run.
Texas A&M-CC vs. Alabama CBB Betting Trends
Over is 27-6-1 in Islanders last 34 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Over is 12-5 in Islanders last 17 games following a ATS win
Under is 4-0 in Crimson Tide last 4 overall
Over is 9-4 in Crimson Tide last 13 neutral site games
Texas A&M-CC vs. Alabama CBB Prediction:
The Islanders are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 30-12 against the number in their last 42 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 9-3 at the betting window in their last 12 games coming off a win. On the other side, the Crimson Tide are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: TEXAS A&M-CC ISLANDERS +23.5