Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Alabama Prediction - Basketball PIcks 3/16/23

Alabama Crimson Tide (29-5) vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (24-10)

Game Info: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 2:45 pm (Legacy Arena)

Betting Odds: Alabama Crimson Tide -24 -- Over/Under: 155 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders face off on Thursday in Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament at Legacy Arena. 

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Betting Preview

Texas A&M Corpus Christi comes into this game with a 24-10 record overall and they have gone 18-12 against the spread. Texas A&M was one of the 16 seeds to play in the round of 68, and they were able to knock off Southeast Missouri State. It was a close game, but they made the winning plays late to secure the 75-71 victory. Jalen Jackson had a strong game finishing with 22 points and six rebounds. Texas A&M CC is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 72.5 points per game. Trevian Tennyson is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 44 percent from the field. 

Alabama Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Alabama who sits with a 29-5 record overall and they have gone 19-14-1 against the spread. Alabama is the number one overall seed and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. In the last game against Texas A&M, Alabama scored 82 points and they were able to secure the 19 point victory. Brandon Miller had another strong game finishing with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. Alabama is averaging 82.2 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Brandon Miller is averaging 19.6 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Canucks vs Coyotes Trends

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. The under is 4-0 in the Crimson Tide’s last four games overall. The under is 8-1 in Alabama’s last nine games following an against-the-spread win. Alabama is 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Alabama has the best player in the tournament with Brandon Miller, and this team isn’t going to take any game for granted. Alabama is coming off a game where they scored 82 points, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi is giving up 72.5 points per game. Alabama is going to have no issue running up the score and this game is going to get out of hand early. Back the Crimson Tide to cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Alabama -24

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