Saturday afternoon, the No. 7 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-2) will face the Kentucky Wildcats (10-4). The Wildcats enter this contest with two straight wins. On January 3, they beat him 74-71. Likewise, Alabama has won his three-game winning streak. The Crimson Tide defeated Ole Miss 84-62 on Tuesday.
Tip-off from the Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa is set for 1:00 PM ET. Crimson Tide is the Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Kentucky vs. Alabama odds, where he is the 6.5-point favorite, and his over/under total scoring is 152.5. Before you hit the Alabama vs. Kentucky pick, check out our college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine projection model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates all Division I college basketball games 10,000 times. The model enters Week 9 of the season 30-16 with the highest-rated college basketball pick, and to a $100 player he will return over $800. Anyone who has followed it has seen beneficial returns.
The model now has its sights set on Kentucky vs. Alabama, anchoring the pick and CBB predictions. Visit SportsLine today to see our model recommendations. Here are the Alabama vs. Kentucky college basketball odds and betting lines:
- Kentucky vs. Alabama Spread: Crimson Tide -6.5
- Kentucky vs. Alabama Over/Under: 152.5 points
- Kentucky vs. Alabama Money Line: Crimson Tide -300, Wildcats +240
- Great Britain: Overs are 4-0 in their last four games for the Wildcats
- ALA: The Crimson Tide are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a streak of 20+ point wins.
- Kentucky vs. Alabama Best: Check SportsLine’s Best
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Why Alabama Can Cover You
Freshman forward Brandon Miller is difficult to defend against due to his ability to pick up buckets at every level. The Tennessee native ranks first in the SEC in points (19.1) and fourth in rebounds (8.6). He has had a double-double in two of his last three games. On December 28, Miller said he had 19 points and he had 11 rebounds.
Junior guard Mark Sears is another scorer for the Crimson Tide. Sears is able to outmaneuver opponents with his outside quickness and reliable jumper. The Alabama native is second on the team in scoring (14.6), with him tallying 3.8 rebounds and his 2.7 assists per game. Additionally, he shoots 42.5% of his shots from downtown. He finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds in his final game.
Why Kentucky Has You Covered
Senior forward Oskar Zibwe is an elite rebounder who overwhelms opponents in the paint. Tshiebwe is good at leaping quickly and always tries to block/change shots. He leads the nation in rebounding (13.8) and has 16.8 points and 1.3 blocks per game. Tshiebwe has recorded double-doubles of 20 or more points in two of his last three games.
Freshman guard Kayson Wallace was a two-way threat in the backcourt. Wallace is quick in his first steps and can easily create his own offense. The Texas native does an excellent job of picking up the tempo and putting pressure on defense. Wallace is averaging 12.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. On December 21, he had a season-high 27 points, nine assists and four steals.
How to make an Alabama vs. Kentucky pick
SportsLine’s model underperforms, predicting a total of 150 points. It also generated a reverse spread pick that cashed him over 60% of the sim. Model’s Picks are only available at SportsLine.
So who will win Kentucky vs. Alabama? And which side of the spread cashes in over 60% of the simulation? Visit SportsLine today to see 30-16 in the season’s top-rated college basketball picks. See and find out which side of the spread jumps from our advanced model.