Houston vs. Alabama Prediction

Houston vs. Alabama, 12/11/2021 CBB Betting Predictions

No. 14 Houston will take on No. 9 Alabama on Saturday night on ESPN2 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will the Crimson Tide cover as a 1.5-point home favorite or is there a better bet on the board?

Game Snapshot

715 Houston Cougars (+1.5) at 716 Alabama Crimson Tide (-1.5); o/u 145.5

10:00 p.m. ET, Coleman Coliseum

TV: ESPN2

Houston Cougars DFS Snapshot

Jalen Green (hamstring) was able to complete shooting drills Tuesday, but the Rockets have yet to provide an updated timeline for the rookie to return to game action, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The shooting drills marked Green's most extensive on-court activity since he strained his left hamstring Nov. 24, but he still has several more checkpoints to hit in his recovery before he'll be deemed ready to play again. Green looks safe to rule out for the Rockets' upcoming Friday/Saturday back-to-back set against the Bucks and Grizzlies, respectively, and he'll likely need to upgrade to full participation in practice in the next few days to have a shot at playing at any point next week.

Alabama Crimson Tide DFS Snapshot

Jaden Shackelford posted 28 points (10-16 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 38 minutes during Saturday's 91-82 win over Gonzaga. Shackelford tied a career high during the Tide's upset victory over the Zags, as the guard dominated across all aspects of the floor while also nearly finishing with a double-double with nine rebounds. The junior is currently off to a fabulous start to the season averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds across the first eight matchups this year.

College Basketball Betting Prediction

Alabama is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600, is 5-1 against the number in its last six games versus an opponent with a winning record and is 4-1 at the betting window in its last five games overall. The Crimson Tide has also cashed in four of its lat five home games and is 18-7-1 ATS in its last26 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE -1.5

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