Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers 3/13/2021 SEC Tournament Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 13, 2021

The No. 4 seed Tennessee Volunteers (18-7) are 3.5-point underdogs in their SEC Tournament semifinals matchup against the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (22-6) on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Alabama vs Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Alabama -3.5 -110 -110 138.5 -110 -110 -162 136

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Total Facts

  • In 64.3% of their games this season (18 of 28 chances), the Crimson Tide and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 138.5 points.
  • Tennessee has played in 12 games this season (out of 25 total matchups — 48% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 138.5 points.
  • The Crimson Tide and the Volunteers combine to average 14.0 more points per game than the over/under of 138.5 set for this game.
  • The Crimson Tide and the Volunteers have seen their opponents average a combined 6.2 less points per game than the point total of 138.5 set in this game.
  • The average point total in Crimson Tide games this year is 10.8 more points than the total of 138.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Volunteers this year is 3.0 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 79.8 points per game the Crimson Tide average are 17 more points than the Volunteers allow (62.8).
  • Alabama has a 15-0-1 record against the spread and a 22-4 record overall when scoring more than 62.8 points.
  • Tennessee is 1-0 overall and 0-1 against the spread in games when it allows more than 79.8 points.
  • The Volunteers’ 72.7 points per game are just 3.2 more points than the 69.5 the Crimson Tide give up.
  • In games it puts up more than 69.5 points, Tennessee is 10-0 against the spread and 13-1 overall.
  • Alabama has an ATS record of 4-7-1 and a 9-3 record overall when its opponents score more than 72.7 points.
  • The Crimson Tide have put up a total of 288 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 10.3 per game), and the Volunteers have out-scored opponents by 246 points on the season (9.9 more per game).

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Alabama Betting Information

  • Alabama has been good against the spread this season, posting a 15-11-1 record.
  • The Crimson Tide fare well when favored by at least 3.5 points, posting a 9-8-1 record against the spread.
  • Alabama and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 12 of 27 games this season (44.4%).

Tennessee Betting Information

  • Tennessee has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 14-11 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Volunteers have fared well, going 14-10 against the spread.
  • In most of Volunteers games this year, the teams have not hit the over (11 out of 25 games, 44%).

Head to Head

Alabama vs Tennessee (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/2/2021 Tennessee -10 145.5 -564 +414 Regular Season 71-63 ALA
2/4/2020 Alabama -4.5 146.5 -209 +166 Regular Season 69-68 TENN
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-68 TENN

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Alabama Leaders

  • The Crimson Tide leader in rebounds and assist is Herbert Jones, who grabs 6.1 rebounds and gives out 3.3 assists per game along with scoring 10.8 points per contest.
  • Jaden Shackelford leads Alabama in scoring, averaging 14.4 per game to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
  • John Petty Jr. makes more threes per game than any other member of the Crimson Tide, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.5 per contest.
  • The Alabama steals leader is Jones, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jordan Bruner, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Tennessee Leaders

  • Jaden Springer is the top scorer for the Volunteers with 12.3 points per game. He also adds 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Tennessee’s leader in rebounds is Josiah-Jordan James with 6.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Santiago Vescovi with 3.2 per game.
  • Vescovi’s 1.9 made threes per game lead the Volunteers.
  • Tennessee’s leader in steals is James (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Yves Pons (1.9 per game).
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