The Alabama vs. Kentucky live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA basketball game takes place Tuesday night as the Wildcats cling to the conference lead with a record of 10-4 in conference. At 20-7 overall, they’re currently ranked No. 16 overall and look to be headed to a tournament berth. However, South Carolina, Texas A&M and LSU still have hopes of taking over the conference with records right now of 9-5 each. It’s likely they’ll be rooting for the Crimson Tide (16-10, 7-7 SEC) to score the upset tonight at Rupp Arena, but that will be a tough task against a team that’s won 35-straight games there. The Wildcats are also dealing with a few key injuries as the 2016 NCAA basketball live streaming and TV coverage will be presented for fans via ESPN networks on Tuesday evening.
According to Kentucky 247 Sports on Feb. 22, big questions ahead of Tuesday’s game for the Wildcats were the injury status of forward Derek Willis and Alex Poythress. Willis suffered a right ankle injury in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M, and was seen on crutches with the ankle visibly swollen this weekend. Calipari said on Monday night during his call-in show that he “doubts very seriously” that Willis will be on the court against Alabama. Most recently, Willis had been seen walking around the Joe Craft Center wearing a walking boot as he moved around. Poythress, who has now been sidelined the past five games with a knee injury, is still limited in what he can do and is considered “doubtful” for tonight’s matchup against the Crimson Tide.
The last time Alabama played against Kentucky, the Wildcats took the game by a final of 77-61 back on Jan. 9 in Tuscaloosa. In that game, Poythress had his career-high of 25 points on the road. For the Crimson Tide, it was senior guard Retin Obasohan leading the way with a team-high 21 points in the loss. Kentucky’s defense was solid in the win as they held Alabama to just 34.6 percent shooting for the game, while shooting at a rate of nearly 55 percent themselves. In addition, John Calipari’s latest squad was able to outrebound their opponents 40-29 in the victory. As of right now, Kentucky is on pace for a tournament spot with the latest bracket projections showing them to be a No. 4 seed in the South Region with their first game in Oklahoma City. Alabama is considered amongst the “First Four In” and would be a No. 12 seed playing another No. 12 to get into the bigger bracket.
As for the odds for tonight’s game, Kentucky finds itself to be a huge favorite, with a point spread of 13-1/2 in their favor. This season, Kentucky is 11-13-0 as the favorite against the spread, while Alabama is 10-6-0 ATS as the underdog, and 7-6 ATS on the road. On the moneyline, the Wildcats are priced at a whopping -1300 while serious risk takers can grab the underdogs for +800 right now. The over/under points total is set around 137 combined points for the complete game. Future odds indicate that the Wildcats are 10 to 1 favorites to win the NCAA Men’s Tournament this year, tying them for third on the list along with Kansas and Oklahoma. Alabama has 75 to 1 odds on Vegas Insider as part of the “Field (Any Other Team)” category.
Tuesday night’s Alabama vs. Kentucky game has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage is available for United States viewers on ESPN. To watch Alabama vs. Kentucky live streaming online, cable and satellite subscribers can log into the WatchESPN mobile apps or website, where available. SlingTV subscribers or new sign-ups on a free trial offer may also be able to watch ESPN live streaming online if it is part of their service. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio customers should listen on channel 81 starting at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday.