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Kentucky vs Alabama Basketball Picks 2-24-24

Alabama Crimson Tide (19-7) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (18-8)
February 24, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -1; Over/Under: 175
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Kentucky Wildcats face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Rupp Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Alabama vs Kentucky prediction.

Alabama Coming off Another Win

It took overtime in the last game against Florida, but Alabama was able to secure the victory. Alabama outscored Florida 13-8 in overtime and that was enough for the win. Alabama was led by Grant Nelson and he put up 22 points and eight rebounds. Alabama on the season is averaging 91 points while their defense is giving up 77.4 points per game. The defense hasn’t been great, but the offense is the best offense in all of college basketball. Mark Sears is averaging 20.4 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field. 

Can Kentucky Bounce Back?

After such a nice win two games ago against Auburn, the Wildcats followed that up with a loss at the hands of LSU. The defense gave up 48 points in the second half and that led to the onle point defeat. Kentucky is averaging 87.6 points while their defense is giving up 77.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the defense is ranked 315th. This is a team that can really score, but the defense hasn’t been good enough. Antonio Reeves is averaging 19.7 points while shooting 49.5 percent from the field. 

Alabama vs Kentucky Betting Prediction

Both offenses are going to have no issue running up the scoreand that is going to be the difference here. Alabama is averaging 91 points per game and they are going to go over that number here. Kentucky is going to do a good job of keeping pace though, and that will be the difference here as this game is going to end up going well over the total. This is a game that is going to end up close to 200 points. This is one of my favorite plays on the board. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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