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College basketball point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson TideKentucky Wildcats
12-17March 04, 2014, 09:00 | Rupp Arena21-8

The Kentucky Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Crimson Tide will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 8-14-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 14-12-1 ATS. Alabama is 12-12-1 on the totals; Kentucky is 13-14.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Crimson Tide were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 241-rated Alabama taking on the No. 64-rated Wildcats in this contest.

In their last action, Alabama was a 73-57 winner at home against Auburn. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Crimson Tide grabbed a 73-57 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Levi Randolph at Coleman Coliseum.

Kentucky was a 72-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Aaron Harrison scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 72-67 to South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson Tide is ranked No. 211 in NCAA hoops at 32.79 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 3 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 215-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Alabama rates No. 155 at 5.79 per game.

Next up:
Alabama home to Arkansas, Saturday, March 8th
Kentucky at Florida, Saturday, March 8th