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Kentucky Wildcats Visit Alabama Crimson Tide in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Kentucky Wildcats taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Kentucky Wildcats before tip-off in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to cover the spread vs the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, as the Wildcats are 12-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Crimson Tide are 10-11 ATS. Kentucky is 15-9 against the total, while Alabama is 9-12 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Alabama Crimson Tide rated this week at No. 102 and the Kentucky Wildcats sitting at No. 36.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Alabama's No. 204-ranked offense, averaging 70.26 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 181 at 74.33 PPG. The Crimson Tide field goal percentage has averaged 42.32% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.67% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kentucky got 23 points from Malik Monk en route to a 92-85 victory over LSU on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

The Crimson Tide grabbed a 90-86 win over the Gamecocks on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Avery Johnson Jr. at Colonial Life Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
  • Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Alabama is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games
  • Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Alabama is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Tennessee, Tuesday, February 14th
Alabama at Missouri, Wednesday, February 15th