After a crazy fourth overtime win over South Carolina, the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to upset the fifteenth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats this weekend. Tip-off is this Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from the Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Wildcats are currently in a three-way tie for 1st in the SEC standings, while unranked Alabama sits at 4th overall in the SEC.
Kentucky Wildcats Vs Alabama Crimson Tide Spread & ATS Pick
What: No.15 Kentucky Wildcats (19-5) at Alabama Crimson Tide (14-9)
When: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Stadium: Coleman Coliseum
Spread: UK -7 (-105)
Game Total: N/A
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kentucky vs Alabama
Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats To Beat Alabama
Kentucky has won two of their last three games, including a 92-85 victory over LSU in their last outing. They are 19-5 SU and 13-10 ATS this season. They average 90.3 points per game (3rd) and allow 74.3 points per game (229th).
The Wildcats shoot 48.7% from the field (19th) and 35.7% from three point land (157th). Freshman guard Malik Monk (21.9 PPG & 2.3 APG) leads a team that has four players averaging over 12 PPG. Freshman guard De’Aaron Fox is the second highest scoring player on the team (16.0 PPG & 5.5 APG). In the win against LSU, Monk led the way with 23 points and Wenyen Gabriel also added 23 points on the night.
"I’m a lot more confident," said Gabriel after the game. "Especially once you make a couple and know yourself and know you can shoot and just get more comfortable. That boosted my confidence."
Kentucky averages 40.3 rebounds per game (15th) and 6.42 steals. Their +15.92 point differential is one of the best in the nation. Forward Edrice Adebayo leads the Wildcats with 6.9 rebounds per game and Fox with 1.6 steals.
Why Bet The Alabama Crimson Tide To Beat Kentucky
Alabama had a gutsy outing, beating the South Carolina Gamecocks 90-86 in a four overtime outing. They improved to 14-9 SU and 13-5-2 ATS this season. They average 70.3 points per game (252nd) and give up 66.0 points per game (51st).
The Crimson Tide shoot 42.3% from the field (277th) and 32.1% from three-point land (300th). Freshman forward Braxton Key (11.8 PPG & 6.0 RPG) and freshman guard Dazon Ingram (10.1 PPG & 4.6 RPG) are the only two players averaging over 10-points per game this season. Against South Carolina sophomore Avery Johnson Jr. (7.2 PPG & 1.6 RPG) led the team with 23 points on the night.
"We’ll probably be watching this game ten years from now," Johnson said after the game.
Alabama averages 40.0 rebounds per game (18th) and 6.74 steals. They have a +4.22 point differential this season. Braxton Key leads the Tide with 6.0 rebounds per game and Dazon Ingram with 1.2 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Alabama is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games
- Kentucky us 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games
- Kentucky is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Alabama
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Tide are kings on the grid-iron, but UK are the top cats on the hard-court.
UK to win and cover.