Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Crimson Tide and Flames. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on SEC, and it’s hosted by the Flames at Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, VA. Get ready to place your bets! The Crimson Tide are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Flames. The game’s over/under currently sits at 153.5 points.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE VS LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Liberty Flames +9.5
This game will be played at Liberty Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE LIBERTY FLAMES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Flames.
- Not only will Liberty pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will Alabama Make it Happen on the Road?
Alabama comes into today’s game with an overall record of 7-5. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Alabama went 4-6. Alabama’s ATS record heading into today’s game is 6-6, while their performance in their previous five games shows a 2-3 record vs. the spread.
After 12 games, Alabama has an over/under record of 9-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 169.7 points per game so far. In the Crimson Tide’s last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 167 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
Alabama is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 111 points vs. Eastern Kentucky. This figure is more than their season average of 92.2 points per game. On the offensive front, the Crimson Tide have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 57th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 51st in terms of percentage and 4th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Crimson Tide’s defense holds the 241st rank in the nation, allowing 77.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Alabama’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.3% this season.
Can the Flames Please their Home Crowd?
The Flames come into today’s game against Alabama with a 10-3 record. On the road, they are 1-1 and overall they are 7-2. As of today’s game, Liberty holds an 8-3 ATS record. Examining their performance in the last five games, they have gone 3-1 vs. the spread.
In 13 games, Liberty comes in with an over/under mark of 4-6-1, with their games averaging 139.3 points per game. When looking at the Flames’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 131 points per game.
Liberty’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Utah Valley, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 79.2 points per game. Kyle Rode is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.5. Meanwhile, Kaden Metheny also brings a PPG average of 11.7 into the game.
Currently, the Flames’ defense holds the 8th rank in the nation, allowing 59.5 points per game. So far, the Liberty defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.6 times per game (329th).