Alabama Crimson Tide (17-9) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (21-5)
February 19, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -6.5 / Alabama Crimson Tide +6.5; Over/Under: +156
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena. The Alabama Crimson Tide look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Kentucky Wildcats look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 80.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jaden Shackelford is averaging 17.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 14.2 points and 4.5 assists. Keon Ellis is the third double-digit scorer and JD Davison is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 80.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.2 points and 15.3 rebounds, while TyTy Washington Jr. is averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Kellan Grady is the third double-digit scorer and Keion Brooks Jr. is dishing 1 assist. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.
The Crimson Tide are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 15-6 in Crimson Tide last 21 overall. The over is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 home games.
The Alabama Crimson Tide just haven’t lived up to the hype this season, and they’re 9-16-1 against the spread on the year. The Kentucky Wildcats are playing some of their better ball of the season right now, and they win at home by an average of 24.5 points while shooting 51.1 percent from the field. This line isn’t too crazy. I’ll lay the points with UK.