Top-25 SEC squads meet up on Saturday when the No. 25 Alabama Crimson Tide travel to take on the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky (19-4, 10-3 SEC) had been rolling, winning six straight, before it lost at Tennessee 76-63 on Tuesday. That recent six-game winning streak included a 66-55 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Alabama (17-9, 7-6), meanwhile, is heating up. The Crimson Tide have won three straight, helping them bounce back from a stretch where they went 3-6 and fell out of the polls. TyTy Washington Jr. (ankle) is questionable for Kentucky. You can stream the game on Paramount+.
Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Wildcats as seven-point favorites in the latest Kentucky vs. Alabama odds, while the over-under for total points is 155.5. Saturday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Kentucky vs. Alabama
- Kentucky vs. Alabama date: Saturday, Feb. 19
- Kentucky vs. Alabama time: 1 p.m. ET
- Kentucky vs. Alabama TV channel: CBS
- Kentucky vs. Alabama live stream: Paramount+
College basketball picks for Alabama vs. Kentucky
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For Alabama vs. Kentucky, the model is projecting that the Wildcats (-7) easily cover the spread. Oddsmakers have overvalued Alabama from a spread standpoint for much of the season. It is just 9-17 against the spread this season with a 5-7 ATS mark on the road. Kentucky, meanwhile, owns an 8-7 ATS record at Rupp Arena this season.
Alabama was actually the one-point favorite in the first matchup this season, but Kentucky easily handled the Crimson Tide in that 66-55 victory on the road. The Wildcats played elite defense in that matchup. They held Alabama to just 28.1 percent shooting from the floor and a dreadful 10 percent mark from 3-point range.
The Tide's guard-oriented lineup doesn't have a great answer for Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe. He scored 10 and pulled down 15 rebounds in the first matchup, and SportsLine's model is calling for another double-double for him on Saturday.
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