Tennessee vs Alabama Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Crimson Tide Surprise Reeling Volunteers)
Tennessee vs Alabama Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
- No. 10 Tennessee (19-6, 8-4 SEC) vs. No. 1 Alabama (22-3, 12-0 SEC)
- Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee
- Coverage: ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 15's NCAA college basketball schedule includes a massive SEC showdown between the No. 10 Tennessee Volunteers and No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. ET.
Alabama enters tonight's contest on a four-game winning streak, most recently picking up a 77-69 win over Auburn. Meanwhile, Tennessee aims to rebound following a heart-breaking 86-85 loss to Missouri on Saturday — the third loss in the Volunteers' last four games.
Does Alabama have what it takes to extend its winning streak to five games? Or will Tennessee break out of its funk by defeating the nation's top program?
Tennessee vs Alabama Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: TENN: (-156) | ALA: (+130)
- Spread: TENN: -2.5 (-120) | ALA: +2.5 (-102)
- Total: 147.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Tennessee enters this contest as the slim home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.
Tennessee vs Alabama Betting Trends
- Tennessee is 13-12-0 against the spread this season.
- Against the spread as 2.5-point favorites or more, the Volunteers are 12-11.
- Tennessee has played 25 games this year, and 10 of them have hit the over.
- Against the spread, Alabama is 16-9-0 this year.
- The Crimson Tide are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 2.5-point underdog or more this year.
- Out of Alabama's 25 games so far this year, 11 have hit the over.
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Tennessee vs Alabama Prediction & Pick
Tennessee's recent skid makes it tough to trust tonight. While each of the Volunteers' last two losses only came by one point apiece, their offense has stalled lately, operating at a 61.8 PPG clip over the last four games. Even with a strong defensive effort, it's going to be hard for them to keep up with the Crimson Tide, who average 83.4 PPG (No. 3).
It's also going to be tough for Tennessee to re-discover its offense when Alabama's defense has been playing well lately. The Crimson Tide have surrendered just 62.3 PPG over their four-game run, holding each opponent to 69 or fewer points. Furthermore, opponents are only shooting 32.6% from the field in Alabama's last three games.
Alabama is 12-0 in SEC play this season, whereas Tennessee is 8-4 in that regard — including two home losses. With the Crimson Tide also winning the only two games where they've been the underdog this year, I expect Alabama to leave Thompson-Boling Arena with the win.
Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 74 | Tennessee: 68
Tennessee vs Alabama Best Bet
In the event of an Alabama upset, I'm siding with the road time on the spread for tonight's best bet. On top of being 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games, Alabama is also 5-1 ATS when it comes to SEC matchups on the road this year.
Meanwhile, Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last five games and has failed to cover the spread in four of its six home outings against conference rivals. Making matters worse, the Volunteers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 clashes with the Crimson Tide.
With Alabama being the hotter team, look for the Crimson Tide to pull off an upset tonight.
Bet: Alabama +2.5 (-102)
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