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NCAAB Betting: #6 Alabama vs. #20 Arkansas Latest Odds, Predictions and Picks

NCAAB Betting: #6 Alabama vs. #20 Arkansas Odds and Picks

A clear difference in Alabama basketball shows with coach Nate Oats.  In the past, the Crimson Tide hoopsters were an afterthought.  Oats arrived to change all of that.  To begin with, Oats built his reputation at Buffalo.  There, he led the Bulls to three March Madness betting appearances in four years.  Alabama was desperate for a difference-making coach.  Especially after hated rival Auburn made the 2019 Final Four.  Oats is proving to be the answer.  In like manner is Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman making an impact.  Musselman has the Hogs ranked in his second season.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
TV Coverage: ESPN2

Alabama vs. Arkansas Betting Odds

Alabama PK (-110) 155½ (-110)
Arkansas PK (-110) 155½ (-110)
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Alabama Crimson Tide at Arkansas Razorbacks CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole, this is the best sportsbook online matchup that has it all.  Alabama and Arkansas are rising college basketball programs.  Both the Crimson Tide and Razorbacks are on the path to the Big Dance.  And with the potential of advancing deep in the NCAA Tournament.  Gamblers have caught on to both teams. Alabama may be getting too much love from the wagering public.  Cause by their value decline even while they win.  Arkansas has the hot hand on the board.  Thus, handicappers see a potential opportunity in Wednesday’s SEC clash.  Live betting action will be intense too.

Alabama Own Lock on SEC Regular Season Title

Late on, Alabama has failed to cover four of their last six games.  Vanderbilt covered an 82-78 loss at Alabama as 14-point dogs on February 20.  Alabama remains a 2021 March Madness Betting favorite.  First place in the SEC belongs to the Crimson Tide.  Alabama is 18-5 straight up, 13-9-1 against the spread, and 12-11 over the total.  National metrics have the Tide ranked 22nd out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 196th for points allowed.

Namely, sophomore guard Jaden Shackelford leads Alabama with 14.5 points per game.  Shackelford has scored in double digits in five straight games.  Senior guard John Petty Jr. averaged 13 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.  Accordingly, Petty has scored in double digits in three of his last four games.

Arkansas is Hogging Recent Profits on the Board

Last time out for Arkansas was a 75-64 home win and payout over Florida.  It was the sixth payout in the previous seven games for the Razorbacks.  Arkansas has gone over the total in three of their last four games.  As a result, the Hogs have a bet on NCAA basketball record of 17-5 straight up, 13-7-1 against the spread, and 12-8 over the total.  Arkansas ranks 12th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 184th for points allowed.  Second place to Alabama in the SEC is where the Razorbacks stand.

Freshman guard Moses Moody leads Arkansas with 16.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.  Overall, Moody has scored 13 or more points in five consecutive contests.  Junior guard JD Notae averages 12.5 points per game.  And then senior forward Justin Smith adds 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.  Smith has scored double digits in four of his last five games.  Senior forward Herbert Jones averages 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Alabama Crimson Tide at Arkansas Razorbacks Against the Spread

Arkansas has bossed the payout window in their series with the Crimson Tide.  To show, the Razorbacks have covered five of their last six games against Alabama.  Only one of the previous five meetings went under the total.  At Bud Walton Arena, the Hogs have paid in their previous two with the Tide.  Further, three in a row in this series at Arkansas cleared the total.

Alabama Crimson Tide at Arkansas Razorbacks CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, Alabama’s 2021 March Madness betting status has increased its price.  This public popularity has made it harder for the Crimson Tide to generate wagering value.

Alabama at Arkansas CashBet Best Bet: 

Arkansas Razorbacks


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