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Samford BulldogsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 4, 7:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

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The Kentucky Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Samford Bulldogs at Rupp Arena in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Wildcats are 4-3 overall and 0-5 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 2-7 and 3-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kentucky boasts a 2-2 on the OU, and Samford is 0-1.

View Samford vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 27-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 59 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 323. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-60 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 75.9 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 210 at 67.8 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 49.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Samford was a 57-48 winner at home against Georgia Southern. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Samford earned a 57-48 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tim Williams at Pete Hanna Center.

Kentucky was a 64-55 loser in its last match at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats endured a 64-55 loss at the hands of the Bears on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Archie Goodwin at Rupp Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Georgia Southern are 2-4
After a win are 3-7

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 2-0
After playing Baylor are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Samford 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

Next up:
Samford at Bowling Green, Saturday, December 8
Kentucky home to Portland, Saturday, December 8

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