Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns, Friday, NCAA Basketball Odds, Sports Betting, Pick and Prediction

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alabama-crimson-tideALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE Texas LonghornsTEXAS LONGHORNS
4-2 December 2, 9:30 PM | Frank Erwin Center 3-3
When: 9:30 PM ET, Friday, December 2, 2016
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
alabama-crimson-tideAlabama Crimson Tide +3.5 -110 +155 128.5 -110
Texas LonghornsTexas Longhorns -3.5 -110 -175 128.5 -110
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Frank Erwin Center.
ABOUT ALABAMA (4-2): Key leads the Crimson Tide with 10.7 points and has hit 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) from the 3-point line. Redshirt freshman guard Dazon Ingram, who played seven games last year before a foot injury ended his season, adds 10 points on 62.5 percent shooting, 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals. The Alabama bench averages 33 points as the Crimson Tide have 11 players averaging at least 10 minutes.

Sophomore wing Tevin Mack leads the Longhorns with 14.6 points off the bench and sophomore guard Kerwin Roach Jr. adds 12.2 points. Freshman forward Jarrett Allen – one of four freshman in the rotation – contributes 10.5 points and a team-best 7.8 rebounds in a team-high 29.7 minutes. Texas has been outrebounded (minus-8 average) during the losing streak and has hit 6-of-40 from the 3-point line in its last two games.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Longhorns listed as 3.5-point favorites versus the Crimson Tide, while the game’s total is sitting at 128.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

A young Texas squad will continue to look for leadership when the Longhorns host Alabama on Friday. Longhorns coach Shaka Smart said his team needs someone to step forward when things go bad, as they did in the program’s first-ever loss to Texas-Arlington on Tuesday.

“You need a guy or two to step forward and say ‘this is not going to happen like this,'” Smart said after the loss. “We’re in a process of figuring out who that is. It’s not an excuse, it’s just kind of where we are right now.” Texas struggled offensively and is averaging 57.7 points during a three-game losing streak. Two young players are leading a balanced Alabama attack as the Crimson Tide prepare for their first true road game. Freshman forward Braxton Key is averaging 15 points at 66.7 percent shooting, four assists and two blocks in back-to-back starts.

Texas lost its last outing, a 72-61 result against Mavericks on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a -8-point favorite.

Alabama was a 76-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buccaneers. They covered the -16-point spread as favorites.

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Team record: 4-2 SU,3-3 ATS
Alabama is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama’s last 7 games

Team record: 3-3 SU,2-3 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Alabama at Oregon Sunday, December 11
Texas at Michigan Tuesday, December 6

1. The Longhorns have shot below 40 percent in consecutive losses to Northwestern, Colorado and Arlington after shooting better than 45 percent in their first three games.
2. Alabama sophomore F Donta Hall is averaging 6.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in his last three games.
3. Alabama’s bench has matched the opponent’s point total twice this year (59 against Ball State, 46 against Charleston Southern).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Alabama Crimson Tide will cover the spread at +3.5 and the game will go over 128.5 points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Alabama 72, Texas 66 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

69.5 PTS FOR 69.3
60.0 PTS AGNST 66.8
9.5 DIFF. 2.5
25.7 DEF REBOUNDS 27.3
10.7 OFF REBOUNDS 10.2
42.4 FG% 42.7
65.9 FT% 63.2
8.3 3 POINTERS 5.7
8.2 STEALS 5.8
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Alabama’s last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Alabama’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 69.5 273 66.8 85
Alabama’s Away Scoring vs Texas’s Home Defense 60.0 289 64.8 139
Alabama’s Road Rebounds vs Texas’s Home Rebounds Allowed 35.0 156 39.0 313
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs Alabama’s Overall Defense 69.3 277 60.0 22
Texas’s Home Scoring vs Alabama’s Road Defense 71.6 288 68.0 75
Texas’s Home Rebounds vs Alabama’s Road Rebounds Allowed 38.8 168 32.0 50
ALA 42.4 40.6 1.8
TEXAS 42.7 39.6 3.1
ALA 10.7 25.7 36.3
TEXAS 10.2 27.3 37.5
ALA 12.5 12.3 1.0
TEXAS 10.3 12.0 0.9


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