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Lipscomb Bison vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats host Lipscomb on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-3 mark against the 4-4 Bison in college hoops action at Rupp Arena.
The Wildcats sport records of 6-3 and 2-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 4-4 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Wildcats and 0-0 for the Bison.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 77 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bison sit at No. 112 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 85-64.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bison rank No. 38 in NCAA Division 1 with 40 per game. That compares with Kentucky’s No. 104 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kentucky is college basketball's No. 221-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Bison rate No. 205 with 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Lipscomb features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.5 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.
Lipscomb won its last outing, an 86-62 result against Tennessee-Martin on December 8. Lipscomb cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up an 86-62 score at Allen Arena.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 74-46 winner as they battled Portland at home. They covered in the match as a 25-point favorite. The battle between the Wildcats and Pilots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 74-46 defeat on Saturday at Rupp Arena.
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Marshall are 2-1
After playing Portland are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Bison at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Kentucky is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Lipscomb at Austin Peay, Tuesday, December 18
Kentucky home to Marshall, Saturday, December 22