Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide will hit the floor running against the visiting Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This season, the Crimson Tide are 11-6 overall and 5-8 ATS ATS, while the Wildcats are 12-5 and 6-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Alabama boasts a 4-9 on the OU, and Kentucky is 7-6.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Crimson Tide as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Crimson Tide - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alabama is rated No. 78 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 15. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-72 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Alabama has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 74 allowing on average 61.7 PPG. The Crimson Tide FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 97-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 272 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 75-53 winner as they battled Auburn on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Kentucky cruised to victory on Saturday, running Auburn out of the gym and running up a 75-53 score at Auburn Arena.
In their last action, Alabama was a 50-49 winner at home against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Trevor Releford scored 15 points leading the Crimson Tide to a 50-49 victory over Texas A&M at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing LSU are 7-3
After playing Auburn are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Texas A&M are 4-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Wildcats at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kentucky's last 19 games on the road
Kentucky is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Alabama
Alabama is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky home to LSU, Saturday, January 26
Alabama at Tennessee, Saturday, January 26