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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kentucky vs. Alabama

Kentucky WildcatsAlabama Crimson Tide
March 12, 1:00 PM | Georgia Dome

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

23-8TEAM RECORD21-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Kentucky when they take on the Crimson Tide on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The SEC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Georgia Dome).

The Crimson Tide currently sports a 21-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-12 ATS. The Wildcats are 23-8 and 12-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Crimson Tide produce a 13-10-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 11-14-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 4-rated Kentucky taking on the No. 64-rated Crimson Tide in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-75 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 229 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 75 at 64.4 PPG. The Crimson Tide have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 75-66 winner in their most recent outing against Mississippi. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 65-59 winner as they battled Georgia. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Mississippi are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Georgia are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Alabama is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kentucky