No. 9 Alabama will seek to extend its undefeated run in conference play when the Crimson Tide host Kentucky in a Southeastern Conference matchup at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday night. Tip-off time for this encounter in Tuscaloosa, is slated for 7:00 p.m. ET, with ESPN providing the live television broadcast. Alabama is favored by -6.5 points at William Hill Sportsbook with the Over-Under set at 148.
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST – Alabama is 10-5-1 Against The Spread. Kentucky is 5-8-1.
Kentucky (5-9, 4-3) vs. No. 9 Alabama (13-3, 8-0) – Fans can also stream the game live on WatchESPN and using the ESPN App via streaming devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Roku, or any other smart device.
Alabama enters this game on a nine-game winning streak and will aim to complete a season series sweep over Kentucky. The two teams met on Jan. 12 with the Crimson Tide earning an 85-65 victory after controlling the entire contest. John Petty Jr. scored 23 points in that win, while Alabama made 14 3-pointers.
Kentucky comes into this contest on the back of an 83-69 win over LSU on Jan. 23 to stop a three-game losing streak, which began with the loss to the Crimson Tide. The Wildcats have lost both of their games against ranked teams this season after falling to the then-No. 7 Kansas and then-No. 22 North Carolina.
Tough Night For Kentucky?
This is expected to be another tough matchup for John Calipari’s team with Alabama coming in with a fruitful run at home, having won its last five games on its turf. According to Automated Insights, the Tide are also scoring an average of 84.8 points and allowing 67.2 on the defensive side at home.
Kentucky has not fared well when scoring less than 65 points – losing all nine of its games when that occurs. However, the SEC powerhouses are 5-0 when scoring at least 65.
With such a young team, it is reasonable to acknowledge that the Wildcats have been relying heavily on its freshmen. They are being led by Brandon Boston Jr., Olivier Sarr, Isaiah Jackson, and Devin Askew who have combined to score 53 percent of the team’s points.
Petty Jr. leads Alabama in scoring this season with 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 47.8% from the field and 42.2% from 3-pointers.