Alabama vs. Charleston (SC): NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 22, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The players to watch will be Mark Sears and Ante Brzovic when the Alabama Crimson Tide (21-11) play the Charleston (SC) Cougars (27-7) on Friday (at 7:35 PM ET) at Spokane Arena in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Friday’s matchup between the Crimson Tide and the Cougars features the Crimson Tide as strong 8-point favorites. The over/under is 172.5 points for the game.

Alabama vs. Charleston (SC) Betting Lines

Alabama vs Charleston (SC) Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Alabama -8 172.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Alabama (-8)
Total Pick Under (172.5)

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Alabama vs. Charleston (SC) Stat Rankings

Alabama Avg. (Rank) Charleston (SC) Avg. (Rank)
90.8 (1st) Points Scored 80.5 (32nd)
81.1 (356th) Points Allowed 72.5 (203rd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
11.7 (19th) Off. Rebounds 12.0 (13th)
11.1 (2nd) 3pt Made 10.6 (6th)
15.9 (34th) Assists 15.3 (51st)
11.8 (250th) Turnovers 9.6 (43rd)

Alabama vs. Charleston (SC) Betting Trends

  • The Crimson Tide have beaten the spread 18 times in 32 games.
  • Alabama is 12-6 ATS as 8-point favorites or more.
  • Out of 32 Crimson Tide games so far this season, 24 have hit the over.
  • Alabama’s games have finished with more than 172.5 points 16 times so far this season.
  • The over/under for this game is 172.5 points, 0.7 more than the average point total for Crimson Tide games this season.
  • Charleston (SC) has 15 wins in 33 games against the spread this season.
  • The Cougars don’t have a win ATS (0-1) as a 8-point underdog or more this year.
  • Alabama has seen 24 of its 32 games hit the over.
  • Cougars games have had over 172.5 points three times this season.
  • Charleston (SC)’s games average 153.0 total points, 19.5 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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Alabama Impact Players

  • Sears is tops on his team in points per game (21.1), and also puts up 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Aaron Estrada paces the Crimson Tide at 4.5 assists per contest, while also putting up 5.3 rebounds and 13.4 points.
  • Grant Nelson posts a team-high 5.7 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 12.0 points and 1.7 assists, shooting 49.4% from the field.
  • Rylan Griffen is averaging 11.0 points, 1.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
  • Latrell Wrightsell Jr. is putting up 9.0 points, 1.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.

Charleston (SC) Impact Players

  • Brzovic is the Cougars’ top rebounder (6.2 per game), and he puts up 12.3 points and 2.4 assists.
  • Ben Burnham gets the Cougars 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Reyne Smith tops the Cougars in scoring (12.8 points per game), and produces 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Kobe Rodgers is posting 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, making 50.5% of his shots from the floor.
  • Frankie Policelli gives the Cougars 9.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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