Kentucky at Alabama - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kentucky at Alabama - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide (14-8) vs Kentucky Wildcats (18-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)

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The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to play the Alabama Crimson Tide in a SEC game on Saturday night.

The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-4 (7-2) this season and have won three games in a row. Kentucky is coming off of a win against Vanderbilt by a score of 77-70 in their last game. Kentucky only shot 38.6% from the field, but made 25 free throws for the win. Davion Mintz led the Wildcats with 21 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Kentucky is averaging 81.9 points per game and is giving up 64.4 points per game against, while also averaging 41.1 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.1 points per game and 15.2 rebounds per game, while TyTy Washington Jr. is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kentucky is shooting 49.3% on field goals, 73.1% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-8 (4-5) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Alabama lost to Auburn by a score of 100-81 in their last game. Alabama only shot 35.7% from the field and allowed Auburn to shoot 39 free throws in the game. Jaden Shackelford led the Crimson Tide with 26 points and 3 rebounds in the loss. Alabama is averaging 81.4 points per game and is giving up 76 points per game against, while also averaging 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Jaden Shackelford is averaging 17.6 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Jahvon Quinerly is averaging 14.8 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Crimson Tide. Alabama is shooting 44.8% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 31.4% on three pointers.

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Kentucky is 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 5-1 in Kentucky’s last 6 road games. Alabama is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 7-2 in Alabama’s last 9 games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

This should be a fun game to watch with a lot of points scored by each team. Alabama has a good team, but they play inconsistently, while Kentucky’s team is ranked #5 in the nation. I am taking Alabama to win this game due to the home court advantage.

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