Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Crimson Tide vs Wildcats CBB Odds
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17-9 (2-5 V) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kentucky Wildcats 17-9 (13-2 H)
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Kentucky -4.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Alabama is a strong defensive team that is playing good basketball. A win at Kentucky would really help their resume, or at least you think it would.
I am still left scratching my head about Kentucky. It is hard to watch them play and think any of their players should get drafted, let alone as lottery picks. I don’t see it.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama has talent but they have also developed a gritty style that makes opponents uncomfortable. They are coming off back to back dominant wins.
I don’t know the NBA ceiling for frosh point Collin Sexton but he has been really good for Bama, leading the team in scoring and assists. He has to play well for them to be good.
Up front Donta Hall is making 75% of his shots. Sure that is someone who plays withing himself but that is also awesome. He blocks a couple of shots per game and hits the boards too.
John Petty and Dazon Ingram both score 10ppg. When they are good this teams looks like one that can compete with almost anyone. When!!
The Wildcats have lost four in a row and is sub .500 in the SEC. This is both surprising and kind of unacceptable. They are in trouble right now as they could easily lose a couple of more regular season games.
I know rating teenagers is an inexact science but I cannot remember a freshman class that underperformed like this one has. Is there even one player living up to the hype?
Kevin Knox is the poster boy for the above. His numbers are pedestrian and his defense is bad. He is 6’9″ which I guess makes him intriguing but he is not that great an athlete.
I don’t know if it is a Canadian bias but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander looks like the only player who really gives max effort from game to game. That is part of the problem.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 18-5 in ALA last 23 vs. Southeastern.
- ALA are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Southeastern.
- ALA are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 9-3 in UK last 12 home games.
- Under is 14-6 in UK last 20 vs. Southeastern.
Free Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kentucky Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
Kentucky lures you in because when you see them as a small favourite or even a dog it just looks so good. They are covering barely one third of the time.
Alabama is in good form right now and though they are not perfect they dominated at Florida. The other preseason SEC heavy.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Alabama +4.5
Its possible the Wildcats are home dogs here. I am probably going to pass on them but at the same time they probably win.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kentucky 74 – Alabama 70
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