On January 12, 2023, it was decided to make the basketball match Arkansas Razorbacks – Alabama Crimson Tide, in which the favorites of this tournament meet, in order to watch the game as many spectators as possible could. The live broadcast of the match will be carried out by domestic sports channels at 03:00 Moscow time. The statistics of this confrontation speaks in favor of the hosts of the site, because they managed to win the last three meetings between these rivals.
For the basketball confrontation Arkansas Razorbacks – Alabama Crimson Tide bookmakers set the expected odds: 0 for the home team and 0 for the victory of the away team.
Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball club are already accustomed to constant victories, because if the team does not win the regular season, then it certainly shows itself well in the playoffs. At the moment, the hosts are second in the championship, not far behind the leader, so the team still has time to get to the first line. Moreover, at home, the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball club is still unbeatable, having won absolutely all home matches this season. The hosts manage to show good results thanks to a powerful game in attack, because on average the team scores more than 115 points per match. And the head coach does not rely only on the top five, but often releases other basketball players onto the court, giving the team leaders time to rest. Now the winning streak of the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball club is seven games, and it can increase, as the hosts have no personnel losses.
Recently, the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball club has been experiencing frank problems with the defense, which is associated with injuries to two point guards and an attacking guard at once. Because of this, the results of the guests dropped significantly, because in the last five rounds they managed to win only one victory, and four meetings were lost. While the team has not yet left the playoff zone, but has already dropped from fourth place to seventh, so the head coach needs to take some measures, because otherwise the basketball club may drop out of the top eight. In each match, guests concede more than a hundred points, and on the road the results are much worse. In the last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide got off to a good start and won the first two quarters, but after the break, the team fell apart, losing by twelve points. Some of the away players are in poor shape, which makes it difficult for them to play the entire match.
The Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide basketball game is expected to be a tense game in which both opponents need to win. Given this, analysts suggest betting +4 points on the guests’ handicap.