Tuscaloosa Regional Odds, Picks: Bets for Alabama, Boston College in 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Tuscaloosa Regional


Alabama Crimson Tide


Boston College Eagles


Troy Trojans


Nicholls State Colonels

Check out Collin Wilson's full NCAA Baseball Tournament betting preview with bets for all 16 Regionals here.

Game 1: Boston College (35-18) vs. Troy (39-20) · 3 p.m. ET Friday · ESPN+
Game 2: Alabama (40-19) vs. Nicholls (34-22) · 7 p.m. ET Friday · ESPN+

The biggest issue with the Tuscaloosa Regional is simply getting action down on a team like Alabama that had processed a midseason scandal.

New head coach Jason Jackson has gotten the most out of Alabama since, taking series against Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and Ole Miss.

The Tide are expected to send Garrett McMillan to the mound against Southland Freshman of the Year Jacob Mayers. The true projection is Alabama -155 in the opener, so look for any inflated Nicholls run-line plays in the opener.


The Colonels are victorious 4-0, thanks in large part to Jacob Mayers' excellence on the mound, and eliminate Lamar.

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Troy will be happy to start on the other side of the bracket after losing to Alabama twice this season. The Trojans look to send Grayson Stewart or Logan Ross to the mound against Boston College and Henry Leake or Chris Flynn.

No matter what pitching combinations are set, there should be an explosion of runs with two bullpens that post an FIP over 5. Don't forget that Sewell-Thomas Stadium measures just 390 to dead center, with any southward wind getting pop flies over the fence.

Alabama does not project greater than -210 in any pitching matchup, meaning run lines and overs are the game-to-game bets in the Tuscaloosa Regional.

  • Series: Alabama -110 or Better
  • Game 1: Boston College vs. Troy Over 12.5 or Better
  • Game 2: Nicholls Run Line (With Jacob Mayers)

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