The Alabama Crimson Tide (2-2) clash against the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels (4-0) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Prediction
The Tar Heels come in on a high note after defeating the Elon Phoenix in their last outing, 75-61. The Tar Heels, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.0, had a phenomenal mark of 47.4 and had a better free throw rate (0.206 vs. 0.143). North Carolina was led by Armando Bacot, who was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting.
The last time the Crimson Tide played, they defeated the Furman Paladins, 81-73. Alabama’s 0.575 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Furman, who had a mark of 0.390. The Crimson Tide’s mark was above their season average of 0.480, while the Paladins’ was below their season average of 0.603. Jaden Shackelford was Alabama’s top scorer with 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field.
The offense of Alabama will clash against the stingy defense of North Carolina. Dating back to last season, the Crimson Tide rank 201st in offensive efficiency, while the Tar Heels are 44th in defensive efficiency. The Tar Heels figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.
North Carolina vs. Alabama ATS Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – North Carolina, O/U – Under
Alabama ranks 75th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while North Carolina ranks 316th (27.4).
The Crimson Tide average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 22nd in the NCAA. The Tar Heels rank 248th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
North Carolina ranks second in assists per game (18.6) while Alabama ranks 215th (12.5).
The Tar Heels rank 106th in steals per game (6.8) while the Crimson Tide rank 282nd (4.8).
North Carolina ranks first in rebounds per game (44.6) while Alabama ranks 161st in rebounds allowed per game (34.8).