Alabama vs Houston: Line, Prediction, TV Channel & Live Stream for SEC Basketball

Arguably the headline game from a loaded SEC basketball slate on Saturday, Alabama travels to Texas for a Top 10 showdown with Houston in a rematch of last season’s contest in Tuscaloosa, a game in which the Crimson Tide won 83-82.

Ranked as the No. 8 team in the country, Alabama comes into Saturday with a 7-1 overall record, as well as having defeated South Dakota State 78-65 in their most recent contest. Also owning wins over the likes of North Carolina, Michigan State, and Liberty, as well as a true road win at South Alabama, the Crimson Tide rank No. 18 nationally with an average of 83.5 PPG, as well as No. 177 in the country by allowing 68.5 PPG to opponents defensively.

Leading the Crimson Tide in scoring and rebounding is freshman Brandon Miller at 19.1 PPG and 8.9 RPG, with guard Mark Sears also averaging in double-figures at 14.9 PPG. Alabama also has seven others averaging 5+ PPG this season, with Noah Clowney, Nimari Burnett, and Jaden Bradley as the top names of that group, each of which did not play against Houston a year ago.

Houston comes into this contest ranked as the No. 1 team in the country with a perfect 9-0 overall record, with the Cougars also having defeated North Florida 76-42 on Tuesday night. The Cougars have also previously defeated teams such as Saint Mary’s, Kent State, and Oregon, and are led by the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense allowing only 47.3 PPG to opponents, while also averaging 74.9 PPG offensively (No. 138 nationally).

The Cougars are led in scoring by guard Marcus Sasser at 16.9 PPG, with one additional name also in double-figures in Tramon Mark. J’Wan Roberts and freshman Jarace Walker are both arguably the Cougars top two options in the frontcourt, while Jamal Shead, Terrance Arceneaux, and Ja’Vier Francis are additional names to know.

Alabama vs Houston SEC Basketball Prediction

This matchup between the Crimson Tide and Cougars certainly delivered a year ago in Tuscaloosa, and you should certainly expect this year’s meeting in Houston to be no different. I’ll say that the homecourt advantage plays a role however, leading to a win for Houston in a close game. Prediction: Alabama 75, Houston 79

What Channel is the Alabama vs Houston Game On?

The Top 10 showdown between Alabama and Houston will be played on Saturday, December 10 from Fertitta Center in Houston, TX, with tipoff set for 3:00 PM ET on ABC.

Alabama vs Houston Live Stream

A live stream of Alabama vs Houston can be found here courtesy of fuboTV.