A SEC showdown is set for Saturday afternoon when the Kentucky Wildcats (10-4, 1-1 in SEC) visit the #7 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-2, 2-0). Kentucky seems to have righted the ship, but this will be a major test for the Wildcats. Alabama is passing the test as one of the best teams in the country and they may be the best team in the SEC. Below is my college basketball betting pick for Kentucky vs Alabama.
Kentucky vs Alabama Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Alabama -5|
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This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Why Bet Alabama -5
✅ Alabama is 7-1 straight up in their last eight games.
✅ The Crimson Tide are 7-0 straight up in their last seven home games.
✅ Kentucky is 908 against the spread in their last eight games.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|74.33||Avg Opp Score||64.33|
|73.67||Avg Opp Score||71.33|
|70.8||Avg Opp Score||76.2|
|74.4||Avg Opp Score||76|
|66.7||Avg Opp Score||76.4|
|70.3||Avg Opp Score||71.5|
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Last time out, Kentucky hosted the LSU Tigers and held on for a 74-71 win. The Wildcats were in control most of this game as they never trailed by more than two points throughout, and never trailed after the 10-minute mark of the first half. Kentucky led by as many as 10-points, but could not cover the -10.5-point spread.
Jacob Toppin had 21 points, three rebound, three assists, one steal, and one block on the night. Oscar Tshiebwe added 19 points, 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in the victory.
Through 14 games, Kentucky is scoring 78.6 points per game, shooting 47.3% from the field, and assisting on 17.9 made shots. The Wildcats are allowing 66.5 points, grabbing 39.4 rebounds, blocking 4.4 shots, and stealing the ball 7.3 times.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama hosted the Ole Miss Rebels and easily won 84-62. This game was close for six minutes, but the Crimson Tide were never in trouble as they got going and led by 19 points at the break. Alabama never trailed by more than three points, led by as many as 27, and easily covered the -10.5-point spread.
Brandon Miller had 17 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one block on the night. Mark Sears added 16 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the win.
After 14 games, Alabama is scoring 83.3 points per game, shooting 46.5% from the field, and assisting on 15.4 made shots. The Crimson Tide are allowing 71.0 points, grabbing 46.5 rebounds, blocking 5.6 shots, and stealing the ball 5.9 times.
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