Kentucky at Alabama 1/5/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date & Time: 1/5/2019, 6:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: UK -4.5 Total 146.5
TV Channel: ESPN

The No. 13 ranked Kentucky Wildcats visit Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday for an SEC showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Kentucky improved to 10-2 on the season with a 71-58 win over Louisville last Saturday. Tyler Herro scored 24 points to lead the Wildcats while Keldon Johnson chipped in with 15.

Alabama improved to 9-3 with a 79-69 win over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. The Crimson Tide was led by Kira Lewis Jr. with 17 points and eight assists, while Donta Hall chipped in with 12 points and a team high 14 rebounds.
Keldon Johnson is the leading scorer for Kentucky with an average of 16.4 points. Three other Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring. Ashton Hagans leads the Wildcats in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. PJ Washington is leading the Wildcats in rebounds with an average of 8.4 per game. Kentucky is shooting 49.3% from the field and 36.0% from 3-point territory.

Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Crimson Tide in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game. Donta Hall is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.2 rebounds per game. John Petty is second in scoring with an average of 11.1 points per game. Lewis Jr. leads in assists with an average of 3.1 per game. Alabama is shooting 45.7% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in its last 6

The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Wildcats last 8

Alabama is 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4

The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Crimson Tide’s last 9

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -4.5

Kentucky has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 played in Alabama and 6 of the last 7 overall between the two rivals. The Wildcats have covered the number in 7 of the last 8 against SEC opponents and in 5 of the last 6 overall. Alabama has covered just 3 of its last 10 following a win straight up. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 74-67.

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