Alabama Basketball returns to action tonight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham. Originally, the Tide’s opponent was Colorado State. The Rams canceled due to COVID complications and Nate Oats was able to quickly schedule Davidson for the Tuesday night game. The game against Colorado State was expected to be a tough contest. Davidson may actually provide stiffer competition.
The Wildcats have a distinct international influence with key players from Korea, Austria and New Zealand. Their leading scorer and leading rebounder is Hyunjung Lee, a 6’7″ guard. Davidson has more size on the inside, with big man, Luka Brajkovic, who is 6’10” and 250 pounds. Along with Lee and Brajkovic, a total of four Davidson starters average double-digit scoring.
The two teams have met five times in the past, but have not played since an Alabama Crimson Tide victory in 1991.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Davidson Odds: Spread, Over/Under
According to WynnBET, the Alabama Crimson Tide is a 9.5-point favorite. The Over/Under is at 149 points.
Alabama vs. Davidson Prediction Today
Though conference play has not begun for Davidson, the team looks to be the best in the Atlantic 10. After losing two of their first three games, the Wildcats have won seven straight to post an 8-2 record.
Their NET Ranking is No. 54, compared to No. 24 for the Crimson Tide. After being blown out by Memphis and a surprisingly close win over Jacksonville State, Alabama dropped to No. 10 in the AP Poll and to No. 17 in the Ken Pomeroy rankings. The Crimson Tide, having come out flat against Jacksonville State cannot afford to make the same mistake against Davidson.
The prediction is Alabama Crimson Tide 77 – Davidson 72
What Channel is the Alabama Game On?
The 6:00 PM CST game can be seen on SEC Network. The game’s announcer will be Eli Gold with the analyst being former Crimson tide player, Richard Hendrix.
Chris Stewart, Bryan Passink and Roger Hoover will handle the radio broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network and will be available on Sirius/XM, channels 81/81.
Alabama vs. Jacksonville State Live Stream
The broadcast of the game will be streamed on the ESPN App.
Complete Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes are available here.