Alabama Basketball returns to action tonight in an SEC road match against the Florida Gators.
The two teams have a long history. Alabama and the Gators have played 146 times, with the Crimson Tide leading the series at 76 wins. The Tide has won 20 times in Gainesville. The teams met once last season with Alabama winning in Tuscaloosa, 86-71.
Florida is 9-3 on the season and is ranked No. 44 in the NCAA NET rankings. The Crimson Tide, after beating Tennessee moved up to a No. 21 NET ranking.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Odds: Spread, Over/Under
According to WynnBET, the Alabama Crimson Tide is a 1.5-point underdog. The Moneyline has Florida at -125 and Alabama at +105. The Over/Under is at 149.5 points.
Alabama vs. Florida Prediction Tonight
The teams may be as evenly matched as the spread indicates, but the Gators are not predictable, having lost three of their last six games.
The Gators are led by 6’11” Colin Castleton who carries a 14.8 point scoring average and a 9.3 rebound average. The matchup between Castleton and Charles Bediako will be interesting and the Tide’s big man, if he stays out of foul trouble, should cause the Gators’ leading scorer problems.
The Gators are very good at defending the three-point shot. They are not good at shooting from outside the arc.
Ken Pomeroy values the teams more highly than their NET ranking. KenPom has the Crimson Tide at No. 17 and the Gators at No. 28. A road win against a good team is a challenge for Nate Oats’ team
The prediction is Alabama Crimson Tide 75 – Florida Gators 72
What Channel is the Alabama Game On?
The 6:00 PM CST game can be seen on ESPN2. The game’s announcer will be Tom Hart with analyst, Jimmy Dykes.
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 84/84.
Alabama vs. Florida Live Stream
The broadcast of the game will be streamed on the ESPN App.
Complete Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes are available here.
Next up for the Crimson Tide is a Saturday trip to take on Missouri.