Free CBB Hoops Pick: Crimson Tide vs Longhorns Odds
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(4-2) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns (3-3)
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Venue: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Texas -3.5
CBB Betting Total: Off
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Texas is looking to end a three game losing streak with Alabama coming to town. Losing to UTA really put a bad taste in their mouth.
The Crimson Tide have looked OK but this group is second tier in the SEC. Their defense is really good.
Texas too has been better on defense so this one could get pretty ugly if both squads are on their game for this one.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide are trying to win with stingy defense. The magic number is 60, when they have given up less they have won and when they yield more they lose.
Coach Avery Johnson is trying to develop team depth early as nobody is playing more 26 minutes per game.
Braxton Key is not going pro next year but he has been superb for Johnson as a freshman. He leads the team in scoring making more than 60% of his shots, including threes.
Sophomore guard Dazon Ingram is the only other player averaging double figures at an even 10ppg. He also leads the team in assists.
Donta Hall is the team’s top rebounder but does not offer much scoring. At least he is very selective so as not to embarrass himself.
I don’t know how good Texas is going to be this season but this is probably Alabama’s best chance to get a win against a Power Conference team the way the Longhorns are struggling.
It has not been a great start to the season for Texas. By my count they have no quality wins and a couple of bad losses.
They profile similarly to Alabama but with a little more scoring and overall talent. Sophomore forward Tevin Mack has been impressive, its like a light came on over the summer or something. Or enough guys left to create the opportunity. Either way he is emerging as a go to player.
Texas has been able to find lots of quality bigs of late and it looks like they have another really good one in Jarrett Allen. He has two double-doubles already this season.
The HAVOC system that worked so well at VCU has yet to deliver the same kind of results at Texas. This game looks like it is going to be pretty ragged.
CBB Betting Trends:
- ALA are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big 12.
- Over is 9-3 in ALA last 12 road games.
- Over is 8-3 in ALA last 11 vs. Big 12.
- Under is 15-5-1 in TEX last 21 overall.
- Under is 35-17 in TEX last 52 non-conference games.
Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns NCAAB Prediction:
There is not a ton to like about either team right now.
Given the short spread I think you have to go with the home favourites. Just a couple of baskets is all they need to cover.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Texas -3.5
Look for Mack and Allen to be more than the Tide can handle. Smart should have them revved up.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Texas 77 – Alabama 70
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