Liberty Flames vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Prediction


The Liberty Flames (9-2) will go head-to-head against the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-3) at Von Braun Center. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, and will air on SEC Network.

Liberty Flames vs. Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Odds

Both teams thoroughly outplayed their last opponent. The Crimson Tide defeated the Southern University Jaguars 82-62, while the Flames beat the Maine-Fort Kent Bengals 89-40.

Liberty played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.368 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.1. For those same stats, Maine-Fort Kent put up marks of 0.054 and 22.0, respectively. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.4 vs. 27.5) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.573 vs. 0.409). Alabama’s Donta Hall had a good game, contributing 20 points and five rebounds. Liberty, meanwhile, rallied around Scottie James, who put up 11 points and 11 rebounds.

James has really been playing well as of late for Liberty, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the country’s top rebounding teams battle. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Crimson Tide rank 38th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.6 percent), while Liberty ranks sixth in defensive rebounding percentage (78.9 percent).

Liberty vs. Alabama Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Alabama, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Alabama ranks 23rd in blocks per game (5.3) while Liberty ranks 148th (2.6).
  • The Crimson Tide are 21st in the NCAA with 11.5 assists allowed per game while the Flames are 46th with 11.2 assists allowed per game.
  • The Crimson Tide rank 21st in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while the Flames rank 141st (22.8).
  • Liberty is 15th in the country with 30.0 rebounds allowed per game while Alabama is 42nd with 35.0 rebounds allowed per game.