Alabama vs. Kentucky – SEC Tournament Predictions: The Alabama Crimson Tide mens basketball team will take on the second ranked and top-seed Kentucky Wildcats in the SEC mens basketball tournament quarter-finals today (1 p.m.Eastern) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama advanced to play the Wildcats by virtue of their victory over South Carolina in opening round action on Thursday.
College basketball oddsmakers at online super-sportsbook Bodog.com have installed the Wildcats as 9 1/2-point favorites versus the Crimson Tide with a 134 total. Tide backers are getting +400 odds on the Bodog moneyline while the Wildcats are giving -600.
Early betting trends show gamblers 100% on the side of Kentucky for a sU moneyline win while 84% of side bets have fallen on the Wildcats. The total is expected to go OVER the posted 134 total by 68% of totals bettors.
Alabama is currently 17-14 on the season after finishing fourth in the SEC West with a 6-10 league mark. The Tide is currently on a three-game winning streak against SEC competition and is 3-0 against the betting spread.
Kentucky won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 league mark and is currently 29-2 overall. Over the same span, the Wildcats have covered the spread in seven of 11 games while the UNDER has cashed six times.
Mikhail Torrance dropped 17 points to lead Alabama over South Carolina 68-63 in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday. Alabama covered as 2-point favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 133.5-point total listed by sportsbooks.
Kentucky, who drew a bye for the tournament first round, defeated Florida 74-66 as an 11-point favorite on Sunday in the teams final game of the regular season. The combined score fell UNDER the posted total (144 1/2). Eric Bledsoe and Darius Miller each netted 14 points for Kentucky, while John Wall netted 11 points and eight assists.
College Basketball Picks: Give the 9 1/2-points and take Kentucky.
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