Alabama Basketball returns to action Saturday afternoon in an SEC road match against the Missouri Tigers.
The teams met once last season with Alabama losing on the road by three points, 68-65. Missouri ranked No. 18 before the game, had a nosedive for the rest of the season, losing seven of their last 10 games. They are yet to recover. After opening this season winning three of four games, the Tigers have lost six of their last nine games. More than a couple of the losses have been embarrassing defeats.
The Tigers had a game against Mississippi State postponed earlier this week. Because of COVID complications, they could not field the minimum number of players required by the SEC. Head Coach, Cuonzo Martin tested positive for COVID and could not coach in the Tigers last game; a loss to Kentucky. The Tigers will not be a full strength against the Crimson Tide.
Missouri is 6-7 on the season and is ranked No. 235 in the NCAA NET rankings. The Crimson Tide, after beating Florida moved up to a No. 18 NET ranking.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Missouri: Spread, Over/Under
According to WynnBET, the Alabama Crimson Tide is a 13.5-point favorite. The Over/Under is at 148 points. That is a big spread for an SEC road team.
Alabama vs. Missouri Prediction Today
It is possible the Crimson Tide could be a little flat after its impressive second half in Gainesville. Hopefully, that will not be the case, but even if it is, Nate Oats will correct the problem as the game goes on.
Missouri’s basketball program is in disarray and even stalwart fans are calling for a coaching change. Cuonzo Martin knows how to coach, but maybe its is a bad fit.
Ken Pomeroy values the teams more highly than their NET ranking. KenPom has the Crimson Tide at No. 16 and the Missouri Tigers at No. 161. A road win against a good team is a challenge for Nate Oats’ team
The prediction is Alabama Crimson Tide 80 – Missouri Tigers 69
What Channel is the Alabama Game On?
The 2:30 PM CST game can be seen on the SEC Network. The game’s announcer will be Roy Philpot with, Mark Wise.
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 136/190.
Alabama vs. Missouri Live Stream
The broadcast of the game will be streamed on the ESPN App.
Complete Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes are available here.
The leading scorer and rebounder for Missouri is Kobe Brown, who is from Huntsville, AL.