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Wildcats face Spartans in Chicago

The top two teams on the latest college basketball poll will meet at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday night as the Kentucky Wildcats battle the Michigan State Spartans.

No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Michigan State have met five times since 1999, with the Wildcats going 2-3 SU but 3-2 ATS. The schools last met back in the Elite Eight of the 2005 NCAA Tournament, with Michigan State winning that game 94-88 over Kentucky.

View Michigan State Spartans vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 264 (Wildcats) and the No. 30 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, Michigan State was a 98-56 winner at home against McNeese State. The battle between the Spartans and Cowboys didn�t turn out to be much of a battle at all as McNeese State was handed a 98-56 defeat on Friday at Breslin Center.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 93-63 winner as they battled Northern Kentucky at home. The battle between the Wildcats and Norse didn�t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Kentucky was handed a 93-63 defeat on Sunday at Rupp Arena.

A few Spartans at Wildcats trends to consider:
Michigan State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Michigan State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kentucky
Kentucky is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Michigan State

Next up:
Michigan State home to Columbia, Friday, November 15th
Kentucky at Robert Morris, Sunday, November 17th