The South Alabama Jaguars will be hosting the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday. When these two Alabama schools met last year, we were treated to a closely contested affair, with the Crimson Tide prevailing at home, 73-68. Now, South Alabama sits at 1-1 after falling to New Mexico 80-74 on Friday. Alabama, on the other hand, is ranked 18th in the nation, and they're 2-0 after a blowout win over Liberty this past Friday.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Alabama Jaguars Betting Odds
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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Alabama Jaguars Match Details
Fixture: Alabama Crimson Tide @ South Alabama Jaguars
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Mitchell Center
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Alabama Jaguars Key Stats
Alabama's Brandon Miller, Mark Sears, and Rylan Griffen have carried the scoring load through the first two games. Freshman power forward Brandon Miller is arguably Alabama's best player, and so far, he's recorded 34 points and 21 rebounds. Look for Miller, along with a lineup that boasts good length and size, to create problems for the Jaguars tonight. The Crimson Tide were lights out from deep on Friday, going 10-for-22 from three, and if they can replicate this shooting performance, they should be able to coast to their third victory tonight.
South Alabama won their opener but lost by six points to New Mexico previously. The Jaguars' offense wasn't the issue, as senior Isaiah Moore led the way with 19 points. The Jaguars' defense was to blame as they allowed 23 free throw attempts and only forced six turnovers. It wasn't that New Mexico shot the ball particularly well, but more so that they were awarded a ton of trips to the free throw line. South Alabama lost most of their leading scorers, but Moore, along with transfers Kevin Samuel and Greg Parham II, should fill the void. Look for South Alabama to fight hard at home tonight against an Alabama team that they hung with last season.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Alabama Jaguars Betting Prediction
Both teams have had pretty high-scoring contests so far, and both offenses have the firepower to run the score up tonight. Even though South Alabama has a lot of new faces, they did cover against New Mexico recently, and they were able to compete with Alabama last year on the road. Back the home side here to at least cover and look for the over to hit too.