Charleston Cougars vs Alabama Tide NCAAB Betting Prediction

Charleston Cougars vs Alabama Tide Prediction 3/22/2024

The Charleston Cougars (25-7) travel to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide (21-10) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Spokane Arena in Spokane and televised on truT. Charleston is coming off a win in their previous game, while Alabama is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Florida. Tip-off is set for 7:35 ET.

Charleston Cougars vs Alabama Crimson Tide

The Charleston Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

Charleston is coming into this game with a 25-7 record and a 16-3 record in the Coastal Athletic Association. They have won 10 straight games and have gone 11-5 on the road this season.

As the underdog, Charleston has gone 3-2 this season compared to their 21-5 record as the favorite. They are 5-0 in their last five road games and 8-2 in their last 10.

As the underdog this season, Charleston currently has an ATS record of 3-2 and an overall ATS mark of 16-14-1. On the road, the Cougars are 7-8-1 vs. the spread this year and 5-4-1 in their last 10 road games. As the underdog in their last 10 games, Charleston has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Charleston has an over/under record of 17-14 this season, and today’s over/under line of 172.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (152.4). So far, 28 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 139 points.

The Alabama Crimson Tide Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Alabama will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on Charleston. So far this season, the Crimson Tide have gone 21-10, including a 13-7 record in Southeastern Conference play. At home, Alabama has been dominant, going 14-4 with an average scoring margin of +16.8 points per game.

Coming into this game, Alabama has been favored in 25 of their 31 games, going 20-5 in those matchups. In their most recent game, the Crimson Tide fell to Florida by a score of 102-88. Over their last 10 games at home, Alabama has gone 8-2.

Alabama has an ATS record of 17-16 this season, going 11-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Crimson Tide have a mark of 6-4.

Alabama’s over/under record this season is 25-8 and today’s line of 172.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (163.6). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 187 points.

Charleston Offense Breakdown

Charleston’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Monmouth. Overall, they hit 50.8% of their shots from the field and went 12/13 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Cougars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 226th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 178th in terms of percentage and 8th in three-pointers made.

Reyne Smith (G) 12.8 2.1 1.7
Ante Brzovic (F) 12.3 6.2 2.4
Ben Burnham (F) 11.7 4.6 0.9

Alabama Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Alabama’s offense looked good, scoring 88 points against Florida. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.5% and made 18/25 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Crimson Tide offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 30.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Mark Sears (G) 21.1 4.0 4.1
Aaron Estrada (G) 13.4 5.2 4.5
Grant Nelson (F) 12.0 5.7 1.7

Charleston Team Defense

Charleston’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.8 points per game. Against Monmouth in their most recent game, the Charleston defense gave up a total of 59 points while allowing Monmouth to hit 50% of their shots.

Alabama Team Defense

Facing Charleston, Alabama aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 81.7 points allowed per game (350th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Alabama’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.5% this season.

Cougars vs Crimson Tide Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Charleston has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 79 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Alabama has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 95 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cougars have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Alabama has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 8-2 straight up.

Cougars vs Crimson Tide Prediction

In this Crimson Tide vs. Crimson Tide matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Crimson Tide at -10. While we project the Crimson Tide to win 73-72, our recommendation is to bet on the Cougars for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 172.5 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the under.

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