The fifth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will look for their fourth straight victory when they head on the road for a matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday night.
Kentucky (18-4, 7-2 SEC) is coming off a 77-70 home win over the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday night. The Wildcats are No. 3 in KenPom, and they’re inside the top five in adjusted offensive efficiency as well. Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe leads the team with 16.1 points and 15.2 rebounds.
Alabama (14-8, 4-5 SEC) followed an impressive win over the Baylor Bears with a blowout loss to the Auburn Tigers earlier this week. The Crimson Tide are a one-sided team with an offense that rates inside the top 10 in adjusted efficiency but barely in the top 75 in that category defensively. Jaden Shackelford is the team’s leading scorer with 17.6 points per game.
When: Saturday, February 5th, 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Where to live stream online: WatchESPN, ESPN app
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Kentucky -1
There is about to be a ton of points scored on Saturday night with two top-10 offenses in KenPom’s adjusted efficiency. Kentucky plays at a quicker-than-average pace, but the Crimson Tide love to speed things up as they rank inside the top 25 in possessions per game.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.