Kentucky vs. Baylor at AT&T Stadium
A college hoops betting matchup between a pair of ranked teams will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Friday night as No. 3 Kentucky battles with No. 20 Baylor.
Last December Kentucky played host to Baylor, with the Bears winning 64-55 as a 6.5-point underdog on the college basketball betting lines.
Kentucky, though, topped Baylor 82-70 in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in March 2012.
The Bears sit at 7-1 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 7-1 (3-2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Baylor is 3-3 OU, and Kentucky is 4-2 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Kentucky before tip-off in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 31-ranked Bears and the No. 55-rated Wildcats in this matchup.
Kentucky won its last outing, a 79-65 result against Providence on December 1. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 79-65 win over the Friars on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from James Young at Barclays Center.
Baylor was a 104-59 winner in its last match at home against Hardin Simmons. Baylor cruised to victory on Sunday, running Hardin Simmons out of the gym and running up a 104-59 score at Ferrell Center.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 31-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 4-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 59 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 189 nationally with 5.12 per match.
Kentucky home to Boise State, Tuesday, December 10th
Baylor at Northwestern State, Wednesday, December 18th