Alabama at Kentucky - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (16-10) at Kentucky Wildcats (20-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Kentucky Wildcats meet Tuesday night at the Rupp Arena.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 67.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Retin Obasohan is averaging 16.9 points and 2.8 assists while Shannon Hale is averaging 11.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. Arthur Edwards is grabbing four rebounds and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.4 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Crimson Tide are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have split their last 10 road games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 78.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 19.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.7 points and 6.9 assists. Alex Poythress is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Briscoe is dishing 3.3 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February of 2014.
The Crimson Tide are 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 Tuesday games and 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Crimson Tide are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Kentucky and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Kentucky is a different team on its home court, not losing in more than two years. While Alabama is a team that's moving in the right direction, the Tide are still lacking depth and overall top tier talent to compete in games like this. Give me the Wildcats in a blowout.