Kentucky Wildcats vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: January 12, 2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 12, 2021

Two hot teams hit the court when the Kentucky Wildcats (4-6) host the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-3) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET. The Wildcats are 2-point favorites and put their three-game win streak on the line against the Crimson Tide, winners of five straight. The matchup has a point total of 146.

Betting Information

Kentucky vs Alabama Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kentucky -2 -112 -109 146 -109 -112 -136 110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Kentucky vs Alabama
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Alabama (+2) Under (146) Alabama 73 Kentucky 70

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have combined to score more than 146 points in 20% of their outings this season (two of 10 opportunities).
  • Alabama and its opponents have combined to score more than 146 points in eight of 12 games (66.7%) this year.
  • The Wildcats and the Crimson Tide combine to average 1.4 more points per game than the total of 146 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 7.4 less points per game (138.6) than this game’s total of 146 points.
  • The average point total for Wildcats games this year is 10.4 less points than the total of 146 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Crimson Tide this year is 4.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats average only three fewer points per game (68.5) than the Crimson Tide allow (71.5).
  • When Kentucky totals more than 71.5 points, it is 4-0 overall and 3-0 against the spread.
  • When Alabama gives up more than 68.5 points, it is 3-3-1 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
  • The Crimson Tide’s 78.9 points per game are 11.8 more points than the 67.1 the Wildcats allow.
  • Alabama has gone 9-1 overall and 6-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.1 points.
  • Kentucky has a 0-1 record overall and an ATS record of 0-1 in games when its opponents put up more than 78.9 points.
  • The Wildcats have scored only 14 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 1.4 per game), and the Crimson Tide have out-scored opponents by 89 points on the season (7.4 more per game).

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Kentucky Betting Information

  • Kentucky has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 4-5-1 record.
  • The Wildcats have posted a losing record of 2-4 against the spread when the spread is -2 or bigger.
  • The Wildcats have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 2 of 10 contests this season, a rate of 20%

Alabama Betting Information

  • Alabama has a winning record against the spread, going 6-4-1 ATS (covering 54.5% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Crimson Tide have a record ATS of 5-4-1.
  • Alabama and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this year — 5 of 11 (45.5%).

Head to Head

Kentucky vs Alabama (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/11/2020 Kentucky -9 153 -455 +335 Regular Season 76-67 UK
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-75 ALA

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Kentucky Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Wildcats this season is Brandon Boston Jr., who averages 12.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
  • Isaiah Jackson is Kentucky’s leading rebounder, pulling down 7.2 per game, while Davion Mintz is its best passer, averaging 2.9 assists in each contest.
  • Dontaie Allen leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting with an average of 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Boston and Jackson lead Kentucky on the defensive end, with Boston leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Jackson in blocks averaging 2.8 per contest.

Alabama Leaders

  • Jaden Shackelford averages 13.1 points per game and is the top scorer for the Crimson Tide.
  • Herbert Jones is atop the Crimson Tide rebounding leaderboard with 6.5 rebounds per game, and Jahvon Quinerly paces the team in assists with 3.4 per outing.
  • John Petty Jr. contributes the bulk of the Crimson Tide’s three-point shooting production. He makes 2.0 threes per game to pace the team.
  • Jordan Bruner’s steals (1.7 steals per game) and blocks (1.3 blocks per game) pace Alabama on defense.
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