2023 NCAA Tournament: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Alabama prediction, odds, line, spread picks for Thursday's game from proven model
After rolling through the Southeast Conference Tournament, winning all three games by double figures en route to the championship, the overall top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide look to stay red hot when they take on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders in an NCAA Tournament South Region first-round game on Thursday. The Islanders (24-10, 14-4 Southland), who have advanced to the first round for the first time in school history, are coming off a 75-71 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide (29-5, 16-2 SEC), who are looking to advance to the Round of 32 for just the 17th time and Sweet 16 for the 10th time, are coming off their ninth SEC Tournament Championship. Alabama is seeking its first-ever NCAA Tournament title.
The game at Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama, will tip off at 2:45 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are favored by 25 points in the latest Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Alabama odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 154.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
Before making any Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Alabama picks, or NCAA Tournament selections, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows the Crimson Tide are led by freshman forward Brandon Miller, who is coming off a huge SEC Tournament performance. In the championship game win over Texas A&M, Miller scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and three steals, while dishing out four assists. He had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in the semifinals against Missouri. He's had nine double-doubles on the year. In 34 games, all starts, he is averaging 19.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 33.1 minutes.
But the model also knows senior guard Revian Tennyson powers the Islanders, and is coming off a 12-point performance in Tuesday's First Four win over Southeast Missouri State. He has reached double-figure scoring in 21 consecutive games. He scored a season-high 28 points in a 97-79 win over New Orleans on Jan. 14. In 33 games, including 32 starts, he is averaging 15.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He is connecting on 44.3% of his field goals, including a blistering 41.2% from 3-point range.
Now, the model has set its sights on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Alabama. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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