UT Arlington vs. Alabama Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Alabama is favored at home tonight, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -11 points against UT Arlington. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 155 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and will air live on the SEC Network.
Alabama is off to a 3-0 start to the season following a 104-67 win over Alabama A&M last weekend. The Tide are 2-0 against the spread in their two lined games, including a win and cover over Memphis. The Tide are putting up 90.7 points per game this season while allowing 67 per contest. Alabama is being led by Collin Sexton, who is putting up 23.5 points and 5 assists per game while John Petty is adding 18.3 points per contest.
UT Arlington is off to a 2-0 start thanks to an 89-75 win at BYU last weekend. The Mavericks are 1-1 against the spread. UTA is putting up 87 points per game this season while allowing 77.5 per contest. Kevin Hervey is leading the team with 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Erick Neal is adding 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. Alabama is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games against Sun Belt opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. UT Arlington is just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a cover. Alabama has looked promising thus far to start the season and I think the Tide have the ability to cruise past the Mavericks tonight. The public betting is siding with Alabama tonight and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: ALABAMA -11