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Alabama vs Kentucky Prediction and College Basketball Betting Picks

In today’s SEC college basketball matchup, the Alabama Crimson Tide are taking on the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Alabama vs Kentucky prediction for the game today. 

Alabama vs Kentucky Game Info

No. 25 Alabama Crimson Tide (17-9, 7-6 SEC) vs. No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats (21-5, 10-3 SEC)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Time: 1 PM EST
Venue: Rupp Arena — Lexington, KY
Coverage: CBS

Alabama vs Kentucky Prediction and College Basketball betting Picks
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Alabama vs Kentucky College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds

All college basketball betting odds for Alabama vs Kentucky can be found at BetUS Sportsbook.

Moneyline: ALA: (+255) | UK: (-305)
Point Spread: ALA: +7 (-110) | UK: -7 (-110)
Total: 155.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Alabama vs Kentucky College Basketball Betting Preview

For a team that was ranked as high as sixth in the country early in the season, Alabama has sure limped through the season since then. While the SEC is one of the strongest conferences in the country yet again, it is the number of unranked losses that is most surprising. Although Alabama has won three straight now, two of them were by two or fewer possessions against teams they are far better than on paper. For whatever reason, the Crimson Tide can always put up a fight against top-tier talent but struggle against those who won’t even touch the NIT. Luckily for Alabama, Kentucky is full of talent and will likely bring out the best in them. Although they lost their last game against Kentucky this year, just average shooting would’ve made that game a toss-up.

Kentucky comes into today’s matchup after their worst performance of the year. The Wildcats were simply trounced by #16 Tennessee, 76-63. Their offense was flat all game and their defense had trouble stopping much of anything. As bad as the game looked for the Wildcats, they are one of the best in the country at bouncing back from defeat. After their previous four losses, the Wildcats have rattled off at least four wins in a row immediately after every time. Now two games behind Auburn for the SEC lead, Kentucky is running out of time and now faces a virtual must-win game. The only question is whether or not they can again answer the bell.

KenPom Rankings

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  • Alabama is 3-15 against the spread (ATS) in their last 18 games.
  • The OVER is 14-6 in Alabama’s last 20 games.
  • Alabama is 4-2 ATS in their last six games against Kentucky.
  • Kentucky is 3-6 ARS in their last nine games.
  • The UNDER is 4-2 in Kentucky’s last six games.

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Alabama vs Kentucky Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks

The Crimson Tide may have had one of their worst offensive nights of the season in the previous matchup of these two teams, but Kentucky didn’t exactly shoot the lights out either. For the entire 40 minutes, Kentucky looked like the better team in every aspect. It also didn’t help that Kentucky coach John Calipari coached circles around Alabama coach Nate Oates all game.

This matchup is taking place in Rupp Arena, which is problematic for Alabama. Since their road win over Gonzaga, Alabama is just 2-5 on the road with three of those losses coming against unranked opponents. Nothing short of their best will do, and recent results have shown us they just can’t be trusted in these situations. Not only should Kentucky win, but they should be able to cover as well.

Our college basketball betting Alabama vs Kentucky prediction tonight will be Kentucky covers the spread at BetUS

For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Kentucky an 85.9% chance to win.

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