Alabama vs. Kansas State - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (8-10) at Alabama Crimson Tide (11-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -9 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet in college basketball action from Coleman Coliseum on Saturday.
The Wildcats enter this one at 8-10 so far. Kansas State is 1-5 in their last six, beating West Virginia and otherwise falling to Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas during that time.
In the (much-talked-about) loss to the Jayhawks, Kansas State’s David Sloan posted 17 points with five assists and four rebounds. Xavier Sneed added 16 points with four rebounds there, and Makol Maiwen had 11 points with five boards.
Over on the Alabama side, they’re 11-7 this season. The Crimson Tide are 4-1 in their last five games, with a loss to Kentucky alongside wins over Mississippi State, Auburn, Missouri and Vanderbilt.
In the win over the Commodores, Alabama’s John Petty doubled up on 23 points with 10 rebounds. Kira Lewis added 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists there, and Jaden Shackelford and 15 points and seven boards.
The over is 4-1 in the Tide’s last five home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Alabama is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 overall.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 overall. Kansas State is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS loss and the over is 11-3 in their last 14 overall.
Suffice to say Kansas State won’t be themselves for quite a while, following that ugly scrum at the end of the Kansas game that caused the suspensions of four players. Kansas State wasn’t close in that game (81-60) and truth be told they haven’t been close in any of their last three losses.
That leaves some room for Alabama to come in and land a knockout blow on the Wildcats. The Tide have been playing very well lately and putting up some solid offensive numbers. I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Alabama here.