Arkansas @ Alabama
Current Records: Arkansas 19-5; Alabama 15-9
What to Know
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-6 against the Arkansas Razorbacks since March of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Crimson Tide and Arkansas will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET at Coleman Coliseum. The teams split their matchups last year, with Bama winning the first 90-59 at home and the Razorbacks taking the second 81-66.
Bama strolled past the Ole Miss Rebels with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the matchup 97-83. Bama relied on the efforts of guard JD Davison, who had 18 points and eight assists, and guard Jaden Shackelford, who shot 8-for-13 from beyond the arc and finished with 30 points and five boards.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Tuesday Arkansas sidestepped the Auburn Tigers for an 80-76 win. It was another big night for Arkansas' guard JD Notae, who had 28 points in addition to five rebounds and four blocks.
The Crimson Tide are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 6-13 against the spread when favored.
Bama is now 15-9 while Arkansas sits at 19-5. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Bama ranks 11th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 80.9 on average. Arkansas has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they come into the contest boasting the 11th most points per game in college basketball at 78.6. Tune in for what's sure to be a high-scoring game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Coleman Coliseum -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- TV: SEC Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $19.00
The Crimson Tide are a 5-point favorite against the Razorbacks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Arkansas have won six out of their last seven games against Alabama.
- Feb 24, 2021 - Arkansas 81 vs. Alabama 66
- Jan 16, 2021 - Alabama 90 vs. Arkansas 59
- Feb 01, 2020 - Arkansas 82 vs. Alabama 78
- Mar 09, 2019 - Arkansas 82 vs. Alabama 70
- Feb 24, 2018 - Arkansas 76 vs. Alabama 73
- Feb 01, 2017 - Arkansas 87 vs. Alabama 68
- Mar 02, 2016 - Arkansas 62 vs. Alabama 61
Injury Report for Alabama
- Nimari Burnett: Out for the Season (Knee)