The Samford Bulldogs (6-6) will try to continue their five-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide (4-5) at Pete Hanna Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Samford Bulldogs ATS Preview
The Crimson Tide lost a close one to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last matchup, 73-71. Alex Reese had a solid performance for Alabama, recording 12 points and eight rebounds. Penn State did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-26; 73.1 percent). Alabama, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 20.5).
In the Bulldogs’ last outing, they were beaten by the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 94-73. Josh Sharkey led Samford in scoring with 21 points on 7-for-20 shooting. Hawaii had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.4 (above their season average of 26.7). Samford, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.1 (better than their season average of 19.9).
There should be a fair amount of transition action in this meeting that features two of the NCAA’s more fast-paced teams. Samford ranks 21st in possessions per game (73.1) and Alabama is fourth (71.0) since the 2018-19 season.
Alabama at Samford Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Samford, ATS Winner – Samford, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Crimson Tide rank 97th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Bulldogs rank 237th (14.9).
Alabama ranks 44th in blocks per game (4.6) while Samford ranks 119th (3.6).
Alabama ranks ninth in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while Samford ranks 264th in three pointers allowed per game (28.2).
The Crimson Tide average 38.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 29th in the country. The Bulldogs rank 232nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.2).
Samford ranks 50th in steals per game (7.4) while Alabama ranks 193rd in steals allowed per game (7.2).