Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11-24-23 NCAA Men's Basketball Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11/24/23 NCAA Men’s Basketball Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (3-1)


Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11/24/23 – On Friday, we will witness an eagerly-awaited matchup when Alabama takes on Ohio State Buckeyes in a NCAA Men’s Basketball match at The Arena at NW Florida St in an anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball contest. Fans and bettors alike are carefully monitoring NCAAB odds analysis as they assess this high-stakes encounter to gauge potential outcomes of this encounter.


Alabama enters this game boasting a formidable offensive unit, scoring an average of 81.8 points per game and boasting an impressive 44.2% field goal percentage and 33% 3-point shooting average. Defensively, Alabama secures 44.6 rebounds per game on defense, along with strength in steals and blocks; showing their balanced approach on both ends of the court; however their turnover rate of 13.8 could prove problematic against an Ohio State defense that plays disciplined defenses.


Ohio State, scoring an average of 72.5 points per game, boasts more efficient shooting with a field goal percentage of 46.2% and free throw shooting accuracy at 73.94%. Furthermore, they boast an exceptional success rate when shooting free throws of 73.94% – more efficient than Alabama who average only 35.9 rebounds per game while their lower turnover rate suggests they play more strategically and effectively.


Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11/24/23 Game Info


When: Friday, November 24, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET
Where: The Arena at NW Florida St
Stream: Sofascore


Mark Sears (Guard) vs. Bruce Thornton (Guard)


Mark Sears from Alabama stands out with 19.5 points per game and an impressive 64.7% field goal percentage; his ability to score efficiently combined with an incredible 3-point shooting accuracy rate of 66.7% puts him on the radar screen of opponent teams. Though not as prolific in rebounds or assists as Thornton, Sears excels with scoring efficiency and low turnover rate – two key strengths against Ohio State’s offense. Nonetheless, his relatively lower defensive stats such as steals and blocks could pose as weaknesses against Ohio State.


Bruce Thornton is Ohio State’s standout guard and contributes 15.3 points per game at a field goal percentage of 38.3%. Although his scoring efficiency may be lower than Sears’, Thornton excels in defensive play as evidenced by his 1.8 steals per game and higher assist rate and reduced turnovers per game; these characteristics make him more of a traditional playmaking guard role while lower shooting percentages may pose potential roadblocks to Ohio State’s strategy.


When Sears and Thornton face off on the court, it’s a battle between Alabama’s offensive firepower and Ohio State’s strategic playmaking. Sears’ scoring ability will put Thornton’s defensive acumen to the test; his playmaking and ball-handling will put Sears’ defensive capabilities to the test; this matchup could drastically shift game dynamics.


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Alabama Crimson Tide -340, Total Odds: 151 


The current betting odds favor Alabama with a -7.5 spread, reflecting their strong offensive record and undefeated status. The total set at 151 suggests an expectation of a high-scoring game, aligning with both teams’ offensive capabilities.


Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends


Alabama’s recent run of 5-1 against the spread and 9-1 straight up games showcases their consistent play. Their dominance against Big Ten conference opponents, plus their record in November games (5-0 ATS), further demonstrate their reliability. But bettors may wish to consider their slightly weaker performance on Friday road games (2-4 SU).


Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends


Ohio State, while less consistent ATS (1-4 in their last 5 games), has maintained an impressive SU record (5-2). Their tendency of going OVER total points against Southeastern conference opponents suggests high-scoring games; when combined with Ohio State’s formidable home record (16-4 on Fridays when playing at home, Ohio State is an intimidating opponent for Alabama.


Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11/24/23 Betting Picks


Given the analysis and betting trends, this game looks set to be an intense contest. Alabama is considered a strong pick due to their offensive strength and consistency against the spread performance, but Ohio State can score plenty of points at home so bettors may wish to consider betting the OVER on total points as an attractive strategy given both teams’ scoring records.


In terms of Handpicked Favorites, Alabama might have the edge due to their overall performance and scoring ability. However, Ohio State’s resilience and home advantage make them a potential upset pick, especially considering Alabama’s slightly weaker road performance. Prop bets focused on individual player performances, particularly the key matchup between Sears and Thornton, could also offer value.


Free Pick and Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide 78, Ohio State Buckeyes 73



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