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Alabama Crimson Tide Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats


Alabama Crimson Tide
Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Coleman Coliseum

The Alabama Crimson Tide will hit the floor running against the away Kentucky Wildcats Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Alabama Crimson Tide in this one found them listed as 9-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Saturday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Alabama Crimson Tide bring a 12-4 record (8-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-0 Wildcats, who are 9-6-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Alabama go 7-5 so far and the Kentucky Wildcats go 4-12.

The Crimson Tide - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Alabama is rated No. 65 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 1.

How Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 96 nationally ranked offense (70.25 points per game) against a Kentucky Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 2 at 50.56 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide have been averaging 44.9% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (45.57% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats blew out Missouri on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 86-37 win at Rupp Arena.

Alabama suffered a 68-66 loss against South Carolina on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Ricky Tarrant in a losing effort at Colonial Life Arena.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds Trends

Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kentucky's last 17 games
Kentucky is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Alabama is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kentucky
Alabama is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Vanderbilt, Tuesday, January 20th
Alabama at Arkansas, Thursday, January 22nd