Long Island Blackbirds vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
Kentucky will look to improve on its 3-1 record on Friday when they host Long Island in NCAA basketball odds action at Rupp Arena.
The Wildcats bring a 3-1 record (0-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-3 Blackbirds, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 2-0 so far and the Blackbirds go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 160-rated Long Island taking on the No. 2-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 94-71 win for the Wildcats on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 41 nationally ranked offense (80.5 points per game) against a Blackbirds defense that sits as the No. 345 at 88.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 52.3% from the field, more than the Blackbirds have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Island owns the country's No. 346-rated mark, allowing 94.5 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.
Long Island was a 91-74 loser in its last match on the road against Maryland. The Blackbirds got 22 points from Julian Boyd, but it was Maryland that prevailed in a 91-74 final on Friday at Comcast Center.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were an 81-70 winner as they battled Morehead State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 23.5-point favorite. Archie Goodwin scored 28 points for Kentucky on Wednesday, leading the Wildcats to an 81-70 win over Morehead State at Rupp Arena.
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-1
After playing Morehead State are 5-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Blackbirds at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
Long Island home to Columbia, Wednesday, November 28
Kentucky at Notre Dame, Thursday, November 29