[7:00 PM] Kentucky @ #1 Alabama

Who will WIN this matchup?

Kentucky Wildcats (2-2)

@ #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)


Current odds:

Kentucky Wildcats: (+13000)

Alabama Crimson Tide: (-27000)


ESPN simulations have Alabama as 98.8% favorites to win the game.

78% of sports bets are currently on Alabama to win as (XX) favorites.

Top-ranked Alabama seeks to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games when it hosts Kentucky on Saturday in SEC play. The streak is the second longest during the tenure of coach Nick Saban behind a 19-game stretch in 2009-10 and the seventh longest in Crimson Tide history.

The Crimson Tide hope to have sophomore running back Damien Harris (345 yards, 8.6 average) available after he suffered an ankle injury in last Saturday’s trouncing of Kent State.

The Wildcats are effective on the ground with an average of 196.8 yards per game as both junior Stanley “Boom” Williams (464 yards, 8.0 average) and freshman Benny Snell (209 yards, 6.3 average) have played well. Junior quarterback Stephen Johnson made his first career start last Saturday and went 11-of-19 passing for 138 yards in a victory over South Carolina and he may hold the job the rest of the season after Drew Barker’s back injury leaves his status unclear.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has been superb while passing for 727 yards and five touchdowns and adding 251 yards and three scores on the ground. If Harris doesn’t play, freshman Joshua Jacobs is in line for increased duty after producing 97 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries versus Kent State.

Alabama leads the series 36-2-1 and posted a 48-7 victory in 2013 in the most recent meeting.


StreakSmarts Pick: #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Confidence: 8/10

StreakSmarter Pick