The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Missouri Tigers. Our college basketball odds series includes our Alabama Missouri prediction and selection. Find out how to see Alabama Missouri.
This is a very attractive matchup in the SEC. Alabama is a predicted No. 1 in the NCAA tournament. The Crimson Tide are 16-2, their only losses coming to UConn and Gonzaga. Alabama is 6-0 in the SEC and demolishing most of its opponents. The reason Alabama is a contender for #1 is Brandon Miller. The freshman was a revelation in college basketball that year, becoming one of those “we’ve got him and you don’t” players who make all the difference in the world in a given game. He truly separated Alabama from every non-Tennessee team in the SEC. The Crimson Tide have a legitimate shot at earning the highest NCAA tournament seed in school history. The Tide has never been a top seed before.
Here are the Alabama-Missouri college basketball odds, courtesy of FanDuel:
College Basketball Odds: Alabama Missouri Odds
Alabama Crimson Tide: -4.5 (-110)
Missouri Tiger: +4.5 (-110)
Above: 162.5 (-110)
Below: 162.5 (-110)
Here’s how to watch Alabama vs. Missouri
Television: SEC Network
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET, 3:00 p.m. PT
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Why Alabama could cover the spread
Coach Nate Oats lets his Alabama team fly. Brandon Miller is the leader, but this is a complete team with a strong and balanced supporting cast made up of veterans who help newcomer Miller work effectively. Alabama wouldn’t get to this point if it didn’t have a lot of good players. Miller can’t do everything on his own. Beating LSU 106-66 earlier in January is not a one-man operation. Alabama receives a lot of production from many different sources on both ends of the earth. The 2021 Alabama team was very similar to this one, but Miller takes everything to another level. Alabama’s two best teams in school history were both No. 2 seeds to win the SEC championship. This team is heading for an SEC title and a #1 seed. It is on track to become Alabama’s most successful men’s basketball team of all time. This is a team that can beat anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances. This is less about Missouri and more about the fact that Alabama is one of the elite teams in college basketball.
Why Missouri could cover the spread
The Tigers play at home in Columbia. They’ve only lost one home game all season, and it wasn’t an SEC game. It went to the defending champion Kansas Jayhawks. It’s notable that since losing to Kansas, Missouri has played dramatically better, beating Illinois and notching up a string of big wins at home, including blowouts against John Calipari and Kentucky. Missouri was extremely difficult to beat at home. It showed why earlier this week when he came back from a late nine-point deficit to rally and beat Arkansas. Missouri coach Dennis Gates is one of the rising stars in the coaching profession. His work with Missouri is a good reason to pick the Tigers in this game against the spread.
This is a big fact to ponder: Missouri hasn’t lost directly at home to Alabama since 2019. The Tigers have the number of the tide in CoMo.
Alabama-Missouri final prediction and selection
Stay away from this game. The Tide are elite, but Missouri are a completely different team at home than they are on the road. just stay away
Final Alabama-Missouri prediction and selection: Missouri +4.5