Memphis vs Alabama Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 13 (Tigers Give Alabama a Scare at Coleman Coliseum)

Larry Rupp
Memphis vs Alabama prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Memphis vs Alabama prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Kevin M. Cox

Memphis vs Alabama Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Memphis Tigers (8-2, 1-1 Away) vs. No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1, 4-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Coleman Coliseum — Tuscaloosa, AL
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Tuesday with a thrilling matchup between the Memphis Tigers and No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide. Memphis enters on a six-game winning streak that includes an 82-73 win over Auburn on Saturday. Kendric Davis shined with 27 points and 9 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Alabama took down Houston, 71-65, on Saturday for its second win against an AP No. 1 ranked team this season. Freshman Noah Clowney stole the show with his double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds). The Crimson Tide drained 20 of their 32 free throws to cement the lead for good.

Memphis vs Alabama Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MEM: (+245) | BAMA: (-310)
Spread: MEM: +6.5 (-104) | BAMA: -6.5 (-118)
Total: 151.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

Alabama enters this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 151.5 points, which is above average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

Memphis vs Alabama Prediction & Pick

Both of these teams are playing their best basketball of the season right now. All six of Memphis' wins during its recent streak have come by eight or more points. The Tigers are relying on each other with ease, racking up 15.6 assists per game (T-No. 41 in NCAA). It's led to a ton of open looks on the court.

Winning at Alabama is going to be a tough task, though. The Crimson Tide sport a 4-0 record at home this season and are averaging 88.0 points per game at Coleman Coliseum. Their aggressiveness is certainly paying off, too, as they average the 18th-most free throw attempts per contest (24.7).

Look for Alabama to avenge last season's road loss to Memphis with a win in front of the home fans.

Final Score Prediction: Memphis: 75 | Alabama: 79

Memphis vs Alabama Betting Trends

- Memphis is 11-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 16 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Memphis' last five away games.
- Alabama is 7-1 straight up in its last eight home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Alabama's last six games.

Memphis vs Alabama Best Bet

Home-court advantage gives Alabama an obvious edge in this game, but not a big enough edge to cover a 6.5-point spread. Memphis enters this matchup 11-5 against the spread (ATS) over its last 16 games and 4-1 ATS in its last five games against an SEC opponent. The Tigers keep scores close.

Keep in mind Alabama ranks 346th in the country in terms of turnovers per game (16.2). There's going to be opportunities for Memphis to grab easy buckets on the other end in fast break scenarios. The Crimson Tide are also 1-5 ATS in their last six games against an AAC opponent. Give me the points.

Bet: Memphis Tigers +6.5 (-104)

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