Kentucky Vs Alabama Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
The 2-2 Kentucky Wildcats travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the top-ranked and 4-0 Alabama Crimson Tide in an SEC tilt this weekend. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Saturday Oct. 1st on ESPN from the Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Kentucky Wildcats Vs Alabama Crimson Tide Line & Free Pick
The Week 5 college football odds favor Bama by 34.5-points to beat UK. There is no question that the Vegas NCAAF odds makers believe the Tide are going to roll, but will they cover the betting spread?
What: Kentucky Wildcats (2-2) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Tuscaloosa, AL
Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Spread: Alabama -34.5
Game Total: 57.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Kentucky vs Alabama
Bet on Kentucky Because…
Kentucky has looked great in its last 2 games. In its first 2 games, the Wildcats looked horrible. They lost 35 to 44 to Southern Miss as a -3.5 favorite. Florida absolutely demolished Kentucky 45 to 7. But, then, the Wildcats turned it around. They were fantastic when dropping 62 points on New Mexico State in a 62 to 42 win. Their 17 to 10 win against South Carolina was almost inspiring.
Bet on Alabama Because…
The Crimson Tide have one of the best defenses in the history of college football. Alabama’s defense allows 281.5 total yards per game. Opponents average 212.8 passing yards per game. They average a bit over 68 rushing yards per game. The defense is tight.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Alabama should beat Kentucky by 50 points in this matchup. But I have the feeling that the Crimson Tide aren’t going to do that. There are a couple of reasons why.
First, Coach Nick Saban doesn’t often beat up on the little guy. Alabama had no choice but to trounce Kent State 48 to 0 in their last game. That was because they played against Kent State. Saban called off the dogs early. He still had to allow the reserves to play as hard as they could in that game.
The second reason that I don’t like Alabama winning by so many points is because Kentucky knows very well that their only chance of keeping it close is to play a slow it down game like they did versus South Carolina.
Kentucky rushed it 50 times against the Gamecocks. They know they aren’t going to have as much success rushing the football versus Alabama. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t try. I think that Alabama wins. I just don’t think they cover such a ridiculous point spread.