The Alabama Crimson Tide have been showing impressive performance lately and are expected to continue their momentum when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. Despite not being the most talented team under Coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide have managed to win seven games in a row after their loss to Texas, including an outstanding victory over LSU last week. They have also covered the college football odds spread in five of those games. As they travel to Lexington, they will be aiming to extend their winning streak to eight games.
This season has been a roller coaster for Kentucky, with a winning streak followed by a three-game losing streak before they snapped that streak last week against Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide, led by Jalen Milroe, have been performing exceptionally well, with Milroe throwing for 1,387 yards with eight touchdowns and just three interceptions during their winning streak. As a team, Alabama ranks third in the country in yards per pass attempt and 34th in EPA/pass, which bodes well for their matchup against Kentucky.
On the other hand, Kentucky has struggled with inconsistency, losing to top teams such as Georgia, Missouri, and Tennessee. Kentucky’s defense has also shown weaknesses, ranking lower than usual in several key defensive metrics. This is not good news for the Wildcats as they face an Alabama defense that has performed exceptionally well this season.
The betting trends and analysis suggest that Alabama is expected to perform well in this game, with favorable odds in the first-half spread. The spread for the full game has Alabama as 10.5-point favorites, and the total has been bet down to 46.5. Despite the low total, Alabama’s strong defense could contribute to the game going over the set total.
Overall, the odds are in favor of Alabama, and with their strong momentum and solid performance, they are likely to emerge victorious against Kentucky.