Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Expert Picks


Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners
15-4 (2-3 V)
2:15 pm ET, Saturday, January 27, 2018
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide
13-7 (9-1 H)
ESPN
 
Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide College Basketball Betting Odds and Free Expert Picks

Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is trying not to get too wrapped up in the hype surrounding Saturday's game at Alabama.

But there are two players the 50-plus NBA executives who are credentialed for the game will be laser-focused on -- Young and his Alabama counterpart Collin Sexton.

They were two of the highest-profile point guards in the 2017 recruiting class, and while Young's status has skyrocketed as the nation's leader in scoring and assists while helping the Sooners (15-4) to a No. 12 ranking, Sexton has lived up to his billing as well, averaging 18.5 points.

The teams are playing as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Young has had a few matchups like this already. He outdueled Wichita State's Landry Shamet in mid-December, struggled under the withering defense of West Virginia's Jevon Carter on the road in early January and then transformed his game to help Oklahoma knock off Devonte' Graham and No. 5 Kansas on Tuesday.

When the schedule for the challenge was released, there was some disappointment that the Sooners weren't matched up with Missouri and Michael Porter Jr. -- one of Young's closest friends and another player expected to be among the top picks in this summer's NBA Draft.

But Porter's season was cut short due to injury, and the matchup has worked out perfectly to showcase two of the nation's best point guards.

While Young, who is averaging 30.3 points and 9.6 assists, might try to down play the individual matchup, Alabama coach Avery Johnson said the meeting is good for college basketball.

Alabama is in need of signature wins as it fights to get back into contention for an NCAA Tournament berth.

The Crimson Tide had a four-game winning streak -- which included a win over Auburn with Sexton sidelined with an abdominal injury -- snapped with a loss at Mississippi on Tuesday.

While Sexton typically leads the way for the Crimson Tide, he is part of an ensemble of young talent Johnson has assembled.

That young talent, though, has been up and down so far, leaving Alabama 13-7.

Oklahoma is much more dependent on Young's performance, though he took a season-low nine shots from the floor in the win over the Jayhawks, showing he can lift his team in other ways.

But that doesn't figure to typify Young and the Sooners' offense moving forward.

 

Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Oklahoma Sooners -1½ (-105) -125 159 (-115)o
Alabama Crimson Tide +1½ (-115) +105 159 (-105)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Oklahoma 94, Alabama 91

 


 

Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Oklahoma Sooners

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 15-4 11-1 4-3 8-10 5-6 3-4 91.21 81.53 9.68
Last 10 7-3 6-0 1-3 5-4 4-1 1-3 89.60 82.50 7.10
vs Conf 5-3 4-0 1-3 4-4 3-1 1-3 85.88 84.88 1.00

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-7 11-2 2-5 11-8 7-5 4-3 74.15 69.90 4.25
Last 10 6-4 5-1 1-3 6-4 4-2 2-2 69.00 68.20 0.80
vs Conf 5-3 4-0 1-3 6-2 4-0 2-2 70.00 67.13 2.87

Betting Odds Trends

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games
Oklahoma is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games
Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Alabama's last 5 games at home

Injuries

Oklahoma Sooners

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Riley Norris G out for season - Hip - 1/1/18 Norris is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a hip injury.
Ar'Mond Davis G out for season - Knee - 1/24/18 Davis is sidelined with a bruised knee and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
11/8/13 OKLA 82 ALA 73 4/132.5 OKLA/O
1/1/07 ALA 70 OKLA 55 -9/128.5 ALA/U
12/31/05 OKLA 68 ALA 56 -7/139 OKLA/U
11/14/02 ALA 68 OKLA 62 4.5/139 ALA/U
12/28/97 OKLA 79 ALA 61 -6/- OKLA/-

Oklahoma: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS OKLA FG Opp FG Reb
1/23/18 KU 85-80 (W) -2/172.5 WU 28/57 32/71 36-34
1/20/18 @OKST 81-83 (L) (OT) -2/167 LU 28/82 33/82 52-40
1/16/18 @KSU 69-87 (L) -2/164 LU 26/62 35/62 36-26
1/13/18 TCU 102-97 (W) (OT) -6.5/173.5 LO 35/72 38/78 37-36
1/9/18 TTU 75-65 (W) -2.5/162 WU 25/61 25/67 34-42
1/6/18 @WVU 76-89 (L) 5.5/173 LU 25/58 32/70 34-35
1/3/18 OKST 109-89 (W) -9.5/164.5 WO 35/64 35/80 38-39
12/30/17 @TCU 90-89 (W) 2.5/170.5 WO 29/62 30/74 39-39
12/22/17 NW 104-78 (W) -10/157 WO 33/54 29/65 30-30
12/19/17 NWST 105-68 (W) -/- -- 41/69 28/65 37-28

Alabama: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS ALA FG Opp FG Reb
1/23/18 @MISS 66-78 (L) 2.5/149 LU 25/62 26/52 33-31
1/20/18 MSST 68-62 (W) -4.5/137 WU 25/60 21/56 37-33
1/17/18 AUB 76-71 (W) 2/154 WU 25/51 24/61 32-31
1/13/18 @LSU 74-66 (W) 4/150.5 WU 25/57 21/52 37-23
1/9/18 SCAR 76-62 (W) -4.5/140 WU 30/51 19/53 34-26
1/6/18 @UGA 46-65 (L) 2/142.5 LU 17/57 20/58 27-46
1/2/18 @VAN 75-76 (L) 3/145.5 WO 26/52 23/54 28-28
12/30/17 TAM 79-57 (W) -1/144.5 WU 26/57 21/70 41-37
12/22/17 TEX (N) 50-66 (L) -3.5/137.5 LU 21/61 24/54 34-35
12/19/17 MER (N) 80-79 (W) -7.5/152 LO 28/62 26/55 34-27

 

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