Alabama vs Texas Betting Odds and Pick – December 2, 2016


Offense has not exactly been easy to come by when Texas has taken to the court this season, as there has been an average of 136.1 points scored in the Longhorns’ six games. Though a total was not posted for Texas’ first game of the season, the UNDER has hit in each of the teams following five. Will that trend continue when the Longhorns host the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday?

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  • Texas is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as home favorites.
  • Alabama is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games after consecutive losses.

Expectations may have been a bit high for Texas entering the season, as the young team has struggled once it started facing reputable competition. In the Longhorns past three games, all of which were losses both SU and ATS, they have averaged 57.7 points while shooting just 37.8 percent from the floor.

This game represents Alabama’s first true road game of the season after going just 5-7 in that spot during conference play last season. Tie Tide have primarily relied on freshmen on the offensive end this year, as Braxton Key and Dazon Ingram are the only players on the team to average double-digit points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Texas Longhorns to cover the point spread in this one found them as -4-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns sit at 3-3 (2-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Alabama Crimson Tide are currently 4-2 (3-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas is 0-5 OU, and Alabama is 1-5 OU.

This game puts the Texas Longhorns, most recently No. 170 in the Odds – Shark
power rankings, up against the Alabama Crimson Tide, who rate No. 55 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas’s No. 223 nationally ranked offense (69.33 points per game) against a Alabama Crimson Tide defense that sits as the No. 21 at 60 PPG. The Texas Longhorns have been averaging 42.69% from the field, more than the Crimson Tide have managed so far this season (42.38% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alabama cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Charleston Southern out of the gym and running up a 76-46 score at Coleman Coliseum.

Tevin Mack scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 72-61 to Texas-Arlington at Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Alabama’s last 7 games
  • Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
  • Texas is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama at Oregon, Sunday, December 11th
Texas at Michigan, Tuesday, December 6th


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