Alabama at Arkansas: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparison

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

WHEN 8 p.m., Wednesday

WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 17-5, 9-4 SEC; Alabama 18-5, 13-1 SEC

STREAK Arkansas won 4; Alabama won 3

RANKINGS Alabama 6; Arkansas 20

COACHES Alabama: Nate Oats - 34-20 in second season at Alabama and 130-63 in six seasons overall; Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 37-17 in two seasons at Arkansas and 147-51 in six seasons overall.

SERIES Arkansas leads 35-29

LAST MEETING Alabama defeated Arkansas 90-59 on Jan. 16, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The game audio can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App, the TuneIn app and on satellite radio via Sirius XM Ch. 190. The Alabama broadcast can be found on XM Ch. 84.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2. It will be streamed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Karl Ravech (play-by-play) and Jimmy Dykes (analyst)

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 1.5-point favorite, according to Vegas Insider.

NOTABLE Arkansas is No. 26 in the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings. Alabama is No. 8 … John Petty led the Crimson Tide with 17 points, Jordan Shackelford scored 16 and Herbert Jones 13 when they beat the Razorbacks by 31 points last month. Moses Moody led the Razorbacks with 28 points … Arkansas has won seven consecutive SEC games since losing to the Tide … Alabama has lost its last four games in Bud Walton Arena since last winning at Arkansas, 79-68, on Feb. 23, 2012 … Alabama is the highest-ranked team in the AP poll to play at Arkansas since the Razorbacks beat No. 5 Texas A&M 74-71 on Feb. 27, 2016 … In SEC games only, the Tide are holding opponents to 38.9% shooting from the field … Arkansas is 28-26 against Alabama in SEC games … The Razorbacks are 12-1 at home this season with the loss to Missouri, 81-68, on Jan. 2 … Arkansas is 16-2 with Justin Smith in the lineup … Eric Musselman is 7-0 at Arkansas in home games when his team is coming off four-plus days rest and 21-0 in his college coaching career. His teams are 27-1 overall in such games the last four seasons ... Alabama needs one win to clinch at least a share of the SEC regular season championship. It would be the Tide’s first regular season title since 2002 ... Alabama has five players — Herbert Jones, John Petty, Jahvon Quinerly, Keon Ellis, Joshua Primo — shooting better than 40% from three-point range in league games.

ALABAMA PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G John Petty, 6-5; Sr.; 13.0; 5.1

G Herbert Jones, 6-8; Sr.; 11.7; 5.7

G Jaden Shackelford, 6-3, So.; 14.5; 4.0

F Joshua Primo, 6-6;Fr.;8.5;3.4

F Alex Reese, 6-9; Sr.; 5.9; 3.1

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G Moses Moody, 6-6; Fr.; 16.2; 5.6

G Jalen Tate, 6-6; Sr.; 11.1; 3.6

G Davonte Davis, 6-3; Fr.; 7.2; 3.6

F Justin Smith, 6-7; Sr.; 11.8; 6.4

F Connor Vanover, 7-3; So.; 7.9; 5.5

TEAM COMPARISON

Alabama – Arkansas

80.9 Points for 82.5

70.5 Points against 70.1

+1.7 Rebound margin +4.8

+1.5 Turnover margin +2.6

43.7 FG pct. 45.0

36.0 3-pt pct. 33.8

72.1 FT pct. 74.8

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