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Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | November 21 2020

Kentucky Wildcats vs Alabama Crimson Tide Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | November 21 2020

The Alabama Crimson Tide are eating teams alive out there, with no signs of slowing down. After a week of inactivity, the Crimson Tide will look to shake off the rust this coming weekend when they host the Kentucky Wildcats in Tuscaloosa. The Wildcats last won against Alabama in 1997. Check out our preview of this game below.

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Betting Preview for the Kentucky Wildcats vs

Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Week 12 College Football Game on November 21, 2020

Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium

When: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 4:00 PM ET

Line: Kentucky Wildcats (+30) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (-30view all 2020 NCAAF lines

TV Broadcast: SEC Network


Betting on the Kentucky Wildcats (+30)

Record: 3-4 Overall / 3-4 Conference

The Wildcats secured a win just before hitting the road for a tough two-game stretch against Alabama on Saturday and the Florida Gators down in Gainesville a week after. Before the Alabama game, Kentucky downed the Vanderbilt Commodores in Lexington, 38-35 to prevent a three-game losing skid. Quarterback Terry Wilson went 13-of-15 for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but it was really the Wildcats’ ground attack that pulverized Vanderbilt’s defense, as Kentucky generated 308 yards and three scores on just 35 carries for an astounding average of 8.8 yards per carry. That kind of success on the ground is a long shot to happen for Kentucky against Alabama but the Crimson Tide’s defense can tire out dealing with the Wildcats’ aggressive running. On the season, Kentucky is 38th in the nation with 195.0 rushing yards per game and 15th with a 62.1 rushing play percentage. Kentucky will have to win the possession battle here, so rushing the ball and converting on their third downs will be key against Alabama’s defense that is allowing 5.3 yards per play.

The under is 8-2 in the last 10 road games of Kentucky, which is averaging 23.3 points per game.

Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (-30)

Record: 6-0 Overall / 6-0 Conference

Who’s going to stop Alabama? Apparently, COVID-19 can, as the Crimson Tide’s game against the LSU Tigers which was supposed to take place last Saturday was postponed due to the pandemic. Alabama will resurface this coming weekend at home versus Kentucky, which hasn’t scored a win in this matchup in over 20 years. The Crimson Tide last lost to Kentucky in 1997, and since then, they have gone 6-0, covering the spread in three of those games. In their most recent game, Alabama destroyed the Mississippi State Bulldogs at home, 41-0, on Oct. 31. Mac Jones barely had any trouble dressing down Mississippi State’s defense which entered that game tops in the SEC in defense, as he went 24 0f 31 for 291 passing yards and four touchdowns. All those touchdown passes were caught by DeVonta Smith, who also had 2013 receiving yards on 11 receptions. Smith should be smelling blood downfield, as Kentucky’s defense that looked good on paper but allowed Vanderbilt to compile 227 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Alabama has the third-best air attack in the nation, one that is generating 380.0 passing yards per game and No. 1 with 11.8 yards per pass, thanks to a talented receiving corps led by Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and John Metchie III, who each has at least 517 receiving yards on the season.

Alabama is 5-0 against the spread in its last five home games.

Writer’s Prediction

Alabama wins, 44-16.

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