Alabama Basketball returns to Coleman Coliseum on Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Crimson Tide needs another win to build momentum for post-season play.
South Carolina is 17-10, after four straight wins. Frank Martin’s team has won seven of its last 10 games. The Tide and the Gamecocks are tied in SEC play at 8-7. South Carolina does not have many top wins but in their last two games, they have beaten LSU and Mississippi State. Two of their SEC wins are road wins over Texas A&M and Georgia.
Alabama sits at 18-10 and 8-7 in SEC play, coming off Tuesday night’s win over Vanderbilt.
Just like all of Frank Martin’s teams, South Carolina always plays hard, with a physical style that challenges other teams. For South Carolina, the game is as important as it is for Alabama.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina: Spread, Over/Under
According to WynnBET, the Crimson Tide is an 11-point favorite. The Moneyline is Alabama -600 and South Carolina +450. The Over/Under is at 154.0 points.
Alabama vs. South Carolina Prediction
Hopefully, playing at home, the Crimson Tide will not open the game with a turnover eruption as it did in Nashville. The Crimson Tide has not made threes at better than 33.3% in Coleman this season. In its last three home games, from outside the arc, Alabama has shot 10%, 24.1% and 20%. When it has won, it has been from strong two-point shooting, excellent foul shooting and rebounding. Unfortunately, it is No. 13 in the SEC in opponent free throw attempts. The good news for Saturday is South Carolina is the worst free-throw shooting team in the SEC.
A disciplined Crimson Tide might cover the spread but the game pick is …
Game Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide 76 – South Carolina 71
What Channel is the Alabama Game On?
The 5:00 PM CST game can be seen on the SEC Network. The game’s announcer will be Mike Morgan with analyst, Joe Kleine.
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.
A livestream will be available on the ESPN App.
Complete Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes are available here.
Note: Team stats were provided by sports-reference.com
It will be Senior Day in Coleman Coliseum, for Keon Ellis, James Rojas and Jahvon Quinerly. After the ceremony was announced, and Nate Oats said none of them were expected back next season, Jahvon Quinerly tweeted he will make his final decision after the season ends.