Bold Predictions for Alabama vs Texas A&M (Back Bama)

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You’ve made money off Alabama men’s basketball all season long. Why not finish the regular season on a high note?

No. 2 Alabama has been at the top of the polls all season long and will have a chance to end its expectation-shattering season with another win today when No. 24 Texas A&M makes the trip to Tuscaloosa.

I have a couple of bold predictions that Crimson Tide fans can cash in on, especially if you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook to utilize their new-user offer.

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No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 24 Texas A&M Bold Predictions

Alabama has needed overtime to win two of its past three games, but I don’t see that being the case here.

The Crimson Tide are third in the nation in pace while the Aggies lag behind at 107th. Alabama plays too fast and is too efficient with its shots to be caught if it builds any sort of lead.

Don’t be shy about betting the Crimson Tide on the moneyline to secure your $150 in bonus bets on DraftKings. If you’ve already locked in those bonus funds, here are some bold predictions for the game you can also bet on:

Alabama/Alabama Double Result

Alabama is 21st in the country in first-half scoring, averaging 37.9 points in the first half of games. The Aggies, on the other hand, average nearly a full three points less in the first half.

If the Crimson Tide have any sort of first-half lead, it’s going to be hard for the Aggies to cut into it. Alabama is much better at effective field goal percentage (54th in the nation at 53.3%) compared to Texas A&M (231st at 49.6%). When you couple this fact with the disparity in pace, it’s easy to see how Alabama not only jumps ahead early but maintains that lead all game, too.

Take Alabama to win both halves of this game over a lesser squad.

Wade Taylor IV to Record 2+ Steals

These aren’t all-Alabama picks, although they could be. Taylor IV has averaged 1.8 steals per game and hit this number in six of his past 10 games.

If there’s one category that the Crimson Tide are glaringly bad at, it’s opponents’ steals per game. Alabama allows the ball to be stolen 7.4 times per game (319th in the nation), which makes sense considering their high-octane offense.

That gives Taylor IV more than enough opportunities to come away with multiple steals, especially in the regular season finale on his home court.

Brandon Miller 3+ made 3-pointers

Forget the off-court drama surrounding Miller here. We’re betting on things that happen on the court, and Miller is one of the best bets on the board.

The freshman forward has averaged three 3-point makes per game this season on 41.7% shooting from deep. He’s hit this number in just five of his past 10 games, but he has averaged 7.4 attempts per game over that stretch.

If Miller makes 3-of-8 attempts (37.5%) from beyond the arc he’d be BELOW his season average and still hit this prop.

Texas A&M isn’t great at perimeter defense (98th in the nation in opponent 3-point shooting percentage) but isn’t bad either.

Look for Miller to put on a show in the regular season finale.

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