Alabama Crimson Tide (9-3) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Kentucky Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 78.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jaden Shackelford is averaging 13.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 13 points and 3.4 assists. Herbert Jones is the third double-digit scorer and John Petty Jr. is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Kentucky Wildcats look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 68.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Brandon Boston Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Keion Brooks Jr. is averaging 12 points and six rebounds. Olivier Sarr is the third double-digit scorer and Terrance Clark is dishing 1.9 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The Crimson Tide are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-1 in Crimson Tide last 6 Tuesday games. The under is 8-2 in Wildcats last 10 overall. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have been the better and more consistent team, and they have a defense that will allow them to hang in this contest. However, the Kentucky Wildcats are starting to find their form and there's no doubt they're the more talented team here. As long as Kentucky continues to make strides, it's a team worth keeping an eye on down the stretch. In a near toss up contest, I'm siding with Kentucky at home.