No. This is not a football game, but this is going to be a fun Big 12-SEC matchup in Tuscaloosa. Read on for a preview of this game involving the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners and the Alabama Crimson Tide this coming Saturday. Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Basketball Game on January 27, 2018
Where: Coleman Coliseum
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:15 PM EST
Line: Oklahoma Sooners (n/a) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (n/a)–view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (15-4)
Trae Young is simply playing out of his mind. Oklahoma’s super rookie is averaging mind-numbing figures of 30.5 points and 9.7 assists per game –both best in the nation. Although the Sooners have lost back-to-back games to Kansas State and Oklahoma State, neither of those contests show that Young is someone from this planet. Over those two games, Young put up a total of 68 points (48 against the Cowboys) and 14 assists and 10 three-pointers. That said, the Sooners can’t just ride too hard on the shoulders of Young, who needs the likes of Christian James (11.9 points) and Brady Manek (11.1 points), who combined for only 16 points on 6-for-21 shooting from the field. Nevertheless, the Sooners will keep Alabama on its toes for an entire game. With Young leading the way, Oklahoma is seventh in Division I with 11.1 three-pointers per game on an above average accuracy of 39.6 percent shooting from long range. The under us 3-0 in Oklahoma’s last three road games.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-7)
The Sooners are not up against Alabama football team’s stop unit, but the Crimson Tide basketball team’s defense is not something Trae Young and company should underestimate. Alabama is allowing 69.5 points per game, and plays an in-your-face type of defense that limits opponents to only 40.4 field goal percentage. The Crimson Tide are protected by a fantastic interior defense, as evidenced by their 6.3 blocks per game — good for fifth nationally. It’s also going to be fun how Collin Sexton would match up with Trae Young. Sexton is also a talented scorer that puts up 19.3 points per game, and could get more than that against Oklahoma’s crappy defense that surrenders a whopping 81.6 points per game. As a team, the Crimson Tide is racking up 74.6 points per contest on 46.4 shooting from the field. Alabama is 5-0 SU and ATS in its last five games as the home team.
Trae Young goes off for at least 25 points and leads the Sooners to a 78-75 win.
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