Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Crimson Tide CBB Odds
Looking for Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Crimson Tide on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa,. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Wildcats Crimson Tide matchup.
(10-2) Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-3)
Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Kentucky Wildcats -4
CBB Betting Total: 149
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This SEC opener will feature the Kentucky Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Kentucky beat the Tide in their last meeting 86-63. They also have defeated Alabama in ten straight meetings. If Alabama wants to continue improving in basketball, a win against the Wildcats at home will give them a huge boost in confidence.
After an opening game loss to Duke and a loss to Seton Hall, Kentucky is still looking like a title contender. By now their team is starting to mesh and will look to continue winning in SEC play.
Scoring 83.1 points per game puts the Cats in the top 30 for scoring. Their 49.4% shooting from the field ranks 22nd. Their three point shooting could use some improvement, but with conference play just starting they will have plenty of time to increase this percentage.
Kentucky is allowing about 69.4 points per game. They have made up for this by their ability to limit opponents rebounding. Allowing just 25.9 rebounds per game will be the key to avoid an upset by the Tide.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Ever since their two game losing streak to Central Florida and Georgia State, the Tide have managed to win four straight. Now the Tide will look to pick up a huge quality win against Kentucky and one that will certainly boost their resume for the tournament come March.
The Crimson Tide offense comes into this game averaging 76.5 points per game. As a team they shoot 45.7% from the field. To beat Kentucky the Tide will need at least three players to score in double figures and they will need to shoot closer to 50% from the field. More importantly they will need to knock down a good amount of three point shot, something they have struggled at this year.
Alabama allows 71.3 points per game. This will be their defensive key to beat a high scoring Kentucky team. If the Tide can manage to hold Kentucky under 80 points, they will have a chance to score the upset.
CBB Betting Trends:
- UK are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern.
- Under is 6-2 in UK last 8 overall.
- Under is 9-3 in ALA last 12 Sat. games.
- Under is 13-6 in ALA last 19 vs. Southeastern.
- Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in Alabama.
Free Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAAB Prediction:
Even with the home crowd behind them, Alabama will fall to Kentucky in this SEC opener.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 149
Even with Kentucky scoring over 80 points per game, their struggles from the three point line will cause this game to go under.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kentucky 77 – Alabama 70
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