Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Volunteers versus the Crimson Tide? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 170 points, and Alabama is favored by -2.5 to win at home against Tennessee.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS VS ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -2.5

This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Crimson Tide.
  • Not only will Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 170 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Volunteers Stand a Chance in Tuscaloosa?

After winning their last game against Auburn by a score of 92-84, the Volunteers come into this game with a record of 22-6. Over their last ten games away from home, they have gone 5-5.

So far, Tennessee has been the underdog in four games this season, going 1-3 in those matchups. On the road, they have an average scoring margin of +4.1 points per game.

As the underdog, Tennessee has an ATS record of just 1-3 this season and a mark of 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Their overall ATS record for the year is 14-13-1. On the road, the Volunteers are 4-8 vs. the spread this year and just 2-8 in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Tennessee games is 16-12, and today’s line of 170 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.3). So far, 25 of their games have finished with fewer than 170 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

Tennessee recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 92 points against Auburn. This output exceeded their season average of 80.7 points per game. Dalton Knecht was the leading scorer for the Volunteers, putting up 39 points. In addition, Zakai Zeigler contributed 17 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 67.2 points per contest. So far, the Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (437th).

Will the Crimson Tide Defense Show Up at Home?

Alabama has been dominant at home this season, going 12-1 with an average scoring margin of +25.2 points per game. They have won eight straight games at home, and over their last 10 games, they are 9-1. Overall, Alabama is 20-8 and 11-3 in Southeastern Conference play.

This season, Alabama has been the favorite in 20 of their 28 games, going 18-2 in those matchups. They are coming off a 103-88 win over Ole Miss and have a 20-8 record on the year.

Alabama has been strong against the spread this season, posting a record of 17-10. At home, the Crimson Tide have an ATS mark of 11-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Alabama has gone 9-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Alabama games is 20-7. Today’s over/under line of 170 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (161). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0.

Alabama recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 103 points against Ole Miss. This output exceeded their season average of 91.5 points per game. For the season, the Alabama offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 11.6 made three’s per contest.

Facing Tennessee, Alabama aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.2 points allowed per game (318th). So far, the Alabama defense is giving up an average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.9 times per game (599th).