The Wildcats are ranked third in the country and rolling along while the Crimson Tide have lost three straight and are struggling in college basketball betting. Here is a look at this matchup between Alabama and Kentucky for Tuesday night.
NCAA basketball betting has seen Alabama lose three straight twice this season. The last time it happened they bounced back with a big win over Mississippi State in NCAA basketball betting. It is going to be a lot tougher this time around against Kentucky at Rupp Arena. Alabama has shown signs of being really good but then they collapse. They led 25th ranked Mississippi by as many as 23 points but lost 74-67. That loss did not sit well with head coach Anthony Grant. "I wish I had the answers," Grant said, “As a coach, sometimes you feel helpless. I wish there was more I could do to help when they're going through it. But maybe it's just what we've got to go through."
Alabama has an excellent defense but they don’t rebound the ball well enough to beat a team like Kentucky. Another problem for Alabama is that they simply don’t have the players to match up with John Wall or DeMarcus Cousins. That does not mean Alabama can’t cover the NCAA basketball betting odds though. The Crimson Tide are 4-1-2 in college basketball betting in their last 7 road games. The concern is that Alabama is just 1-4 vs. the NCAA basketball betting line in the last 5 meetings against Kentucky.
Kentucky is just 6-7 against the NCAA basketball betting number at home this season. They do have a very potent offense that is ranked 6th in the country averaging just over 82 points per game.
If you are looking at the college basketball betting total, keep in mind that five of the last six Alabama road games have gone under. Seven of their last nine conference games have gone under the college basketball betting number. With Alabama having the best defense in the conference that does make sense. On the other side, Kentucky has gone over in their last four home games. In this college basketball series, four of the last five have gone under the NCAA basketball betting total.