Kentucky vs. Alabama - 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 -13 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 20-7 this season and they are coming of of a tough overtime loss at Texas A&M that ended a four game winning streak. Kentucky is averaging 78.8 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Jamal Murray leads UK averaging 19.3 points per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.7 points and 6.9 assists, Alex Poythress is averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Kentucky is 15-0 at home and 10-4 in the SEC.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 16-10 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Mississippi State that ended a five game winning streak. Alabama is averaging 67.6 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Retin Obasohan leads the Crimson Tide averaging 16.9 points per game. Shannon Hale is averaging 11.2 points, Arthur Edwards is averaging 9.5 points, and Riley Norris is averaging 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Alabama is 5-5 on the road and 7-7 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 15-7-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 4-1 against the spread following a loss. Alabama is 21-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 7-3 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points but UK is simply tough at Rupp and they are way too much here.