Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball at Alabama Crimson Tide

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Arkansas plays the 1st of again-to-back road video games Saturday. This is anything you need to have to know ahead of the matchup…

The Basic principles

Locale: Coleman Coliseum (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Suggestion off: 11 a.m. CT

How to Enjoy/Hear

Television: SEC Network (backlink to observe on the web)
On the call: Tom Hart and Carolyn Peck
Radio: Razorback Athletics Community (TuneIn / Razorback Gameday App)
XM/internet: 382/972


— Vegas spread: Alabama, -5
— O/U: 157
— ESPN BPI: Alabama has 70.% chance to acquire, favored by 6.1
— Bart Torvik: Alabama has 62% likelihood to gain, favored by 3.5 (proj. score: 82-79)

~Alabama has wins over four of the best-10 groups in the Internet position, but has also shed to SEC cellar-dwellers Missouri and Ga, as well as Davidson and Iona.

~Inspite of those ugly losses, the Crimson Tide are rated No. 23 in the Net rankings as a result of Thursday’s game titles, making it a Quadrant 1 possibility for Arkansas. The Razorbacks, meanwhile, are up to No. 32, so it just outdoors of the Q1 array for Alabama.

~In their most the latest video game, a 97-83 earn at Ole Miss out on, the Crimson Tide shot an amazing 14 of 22 (63.6%) from outside of the arc. That followed a decline to Kentucky in which they have been just 3 of 30 (10.%) from deep. For the period, Alabama is taking pictures 31.5 p.c on 3-ideas. That dips to 29. percent in conference participate in.

~Junior guard Jaden Shackelford is the Crimson Tide’s primary scorer. Just after dropping 30 details on the Rebels, he is averaging 17.6 details. He was an whopping 8 of 13 from 3-place vary versus Alabama and is now taking pictures 37.6% on 8.5 attempts from past the arc for every match.

~This will be a matchup of two of the fastest teams in the nation. Alabama is 16th in KenPom’s altered tempo rankings, even though Arkansas checks in at No. 18.

~Each groups are among the country’s greatest-volume free of charge throw taking pictures squads, as very well. Arkansas is tied for 3rd nationally with 554 makes an attempt and Alabama has taken 506 no cost throws, which is tied for 19th.