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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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The Kentucky Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide (-16.5) will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Crimson Tide listed as 16½-point favorites versus the Wildcats, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Kentucky won their fourth straight as they defeated Western Kentucky 41-3 in Week 5. Kentucky covered the 20.5-point spread, while the 41 points went UNDER the night’s posted total of 45.

Mike Hartline passed for 172 yards with a touchdown, and Tony Dixon scored two TD’s in the win.

Alabama led 31-0 at the half and held on for a 41-30 upset win over Georgia in Week 5. Alabama won the game as a 6.5-point road underdog, while the 71 points sailed OVER the posted total of 44.

Glen Coffee ran for 86 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in that win.

 

 

 

Current streak:
Kentucky has won 4 straight games.
Alabama has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Kentucky: 4-0 SU, 2-1 ATS
Alabama: 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS

Kentucky Wildcats most recently:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Alabama Crimson Tide most recently:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama’s last 6 games at home
Alabama is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Kentucky home to South Carolina, Saturday, October 11
Alabama home to Mississippi, Saturday, October 18

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