Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers Prediction 1/20/2024

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers Prediction 1/20/2024

The Alabama Crimson Tide (12-5) travel to face off against the Tennessee Volunteers (13-4) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers

The Alabama Crimson Tide Are Coming Off A Win

Alabama enters this game as the underdog with a record of 12-5. They have won six straight games and are 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play. On the road, they have gone 4-4 this season, and their average scoring margin is +3.9 points per game.

So far, Alabama has been the underdog in four of their 17 games, going 1-3 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +27.3 points per game, and they have won four straight at home.

As the underdog, Alabama has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season and is 10-7 overall. On the road, the Crimson Tide are 3-5 vs. the spread, but have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Alabama’s over/under record for the season is 12-5, and today’s line of 159.5 is very close to their average over/under line of 159.2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Tennessee Volunteers Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, Tennessee has been dominant, going 10-0 while outscoring opponents by 21.5 points per game. The Volunteers have won 10 straight games in Knoxville, and they are 13-1 when favored this year.

Overall, Tennessee is 13-4, including a 3-1 record in Southeastern Conference play. The Volunteers have won two straight games, including an 85-66 victory over Florida in their most recent contest.

As the favorite, Tennessee has gone 7-6-1 against the spread this season and 4-5-1 over their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Volunteers have an ATS mark of 5-4-1 this year and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Tennessee games is 10-7. The average over/under line in their games is 141.6 and their games have averaged 145.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 159.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 154 points.

Alabama Offense Breakdown

Alabama’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 93 points vs. Missouri. Overall, they hit 52.6% of their shots from the field and went 20/21 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Mark Sears, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.6, while Aaron Estrada also carries a PPG average of 13.5 into the game.

Mark Sears (G) 19.6 4.1 3.6
Aaron Estrada (G) 13.5 5.3 3.8
Grant Nelson (F) 12.6 5.8 2.2

Tennessee Offense Breakdown

Tennessee finished with 85 points in their game against Florida. This total surpasses their season-average of 79.1 points per game. Leading Tennessee in scoring vs. Florida was Dalton Knecht with his 39 points. Jonas Aidoo also added 19 points for the Volunteers.

Dalton Knecht (G) 18.5 4.4 1.6
Jonas Aidoo (F) 11.6 7.5 1.2
Zakai Zeigler (G) 10.3 2.2 5.0

Alabama Team Defense

On defense, Alabama is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.9 points per game. Alabama’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Missouri offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 75 points.

Tennessee Team Defense

The Volunteers’ defense is presently ranked 50th nationally, allowing an average of 66.0 points per contest. Against Florida in their most recent game, the Tennessee defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Florida to hit 51% of their shots.

Crimson Tide vs Volunteers Trends

  • The Crimson Tide are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Volunteers offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 74. Tennessee posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 2-8 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Crimson Tide have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Volunteers have a straight up record of 9-1. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.

Crimson Tide vs Volunteers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Volunteers, with a final score of 76-69, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Volunteers at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 159.5, and our model predicts the Crimson Tide and Volunteers to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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