Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Crimson Tide CBB Odds
Looking for Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 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.
(19-5) Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (14-9)
2017 NCAA Basketball – SEC
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UK -7.5
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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Kentucky is having an OK year by their standards. This group is loaded with talent but struggles with consistency.
Alabama is having a nice year, they are just below the top three in the SEC and win here would be absolutely huge, like get in or not huge.
Kentucky has been less than stellar on the road this season so they could be ripe for another loss.
There is no doubt that Kentucky is talented but on a game by game basis you never know what you are going to get.
In their last road game they were dominated by a Florida group that I would call only good. This is a chance to prove they have learned a few things since then.
The UK backcourt is fantastic. Malik Monk is an elite shooter and he knows how to get himself open. De’Aaron Fox is still working on his shot but he puts so much pressure on the defense with his speed and is able to be an elite defender too. They are among the bets backcourts in the nation.
Up front Bam Adebayo is a beast. He leads the team in rebounding and will be even better when he learns to guard without fouling.
Fortunately the Wildcats have depth up front with Derrick Willis and Wenyen Gabriel. Gabriel is the x-factor every game because his offense comes and goes.
Isaiah Briscoe is not the best player on the team but he might be the MVP. He is tough and unlike the others mentioned has experience. He just can’t do it all for them.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Bama does not have near the talent of Kentucky but they are holding their own thanks to a strong commitment to defense.
Braxton Key is their best player leading the team in scoring and rebounding but he might find it tough against the size and athleticism of the Wildcats – his numbers are just OK too. Just a frosh he can continue to grow in the program. Dazon Ingram leads in assists and is going to have to be smart with the ball in this one.
Ingram is also a strong 3 point shooter, over 40% and he is going to need to make some under duress for the Tide to stay in this one.
This would be a season making win for Alabama but truthfully it is probably more than can be expected, even with Kentucky’s road struggles.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-4 in UK last 16 vs. Southeastern.
- ALA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
- Under is 19-7 in ALA last 26 home games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Alabama.
- UK are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Alabama.
Free Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAAB Prediction:
Kentucky will definitely be the favourite and overall this is a really good matchup, despite road struggles.
Alabama is sound but the talent gap in this one is really big.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UK ATS.
UK should win by 10. Use that as an anchor but if it is a lot more than probably take a pass.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kentucky 80 – Alabama 66
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