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Portland Pilots vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
Kentucky looks to cover the Wildcats-Pilots pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-3 mark when they host Portland in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Pilots have watched them go 3-5 and 3-4 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 5-3 and 1-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 3-2, while the Pilots have a 1-1 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as 23.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Pilots was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 59-rated Wildcats and the No. 309-ranked Pilots, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-62 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 130-rated squad against Portland's No. 236-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 194 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 296 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 34 in scoring at home.
Portland was a 68-60 loser in its last match at home against UNLV. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. Portland got 15 points from Ryan Nicholas but lost anyway, 68-60, to UNLV on Tuesday at Chiles Center.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were an 88-56 winner as they battled Samford at home. They covered in the match as a 27-point favorite. The battle between the Wildcats and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Samford was handed an 88-56 defeat on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
After a loss are 4-6
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Lipscomb are 1-0
After playing Samford are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Pilots at Wildcats trends to consider:
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Kentucky is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Portland home to Portland Bible College, Friday, December 14
Kentucky home to Lipscomb, Saturday, December 15