Alabama at Kentucky: 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Alabama at Kentucky: 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats (21-5) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (17-9)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center)

Betting Odds: Kentucky Wildcats -9 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kentucky Wildcats will play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Night. 

The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off a 13 point loss against Tennessee in their last time out. The Wildcats were led by Oscar Tshiebwe's 13 points and 15 rebounds. Jacob Toppin and Davion Mintz each scored 11 points in the loss.

The Kentucky Wildcats are led in scoring by Oscar Tshiebwe who averages 16.2 points and 15.3 rebounds for this team. TyTy Washington averages 12.4 points and 3.6 rebounds a night. Kellan Grady is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

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The Wildcats are averaging 80.6 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.7 points per game. They are shooting 73% from the free throw line. 

The Alabama Crimson Tide are coming off of a 5 point win against Mississippi State in their last time out. Charles Bediako scored 15 points. Jaden Shackelford added 12 points and eight rebounds, and Darius Miles finished with 12 points. JD Davison added seven points and 10 rebounds for the Crimson Tide in the win.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are led in scoring by Jaden Shackelford who averages 17.1 points and 5.7 rebounds for this team. Jahvon Quinerly averages 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds a game for this team. Keon Ellis is the third leading scorer for the Crimson Tide as he averages 11.1 points a game for this team.

The Crimson Tide are averaging 80.4 points per game on 44.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 75.5 points per game. They are shooting 72% from the free throw line.

Although the Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and are 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall, this feels like too many points to lay with Kentucky. The Wildcats are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up loss. Not sure if Kentucky loses this one, but Alabama should keep it close here.

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Clayton’s Pick Alabama +9

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