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Kentucky Wildcats battle vs Loyola Greyhounds highlights college odds menu

Loyola GreyhoundsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 22, 1:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Loyola Greyhounds vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD10-1

The visiting Greyhounds hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Rupp Arena against the Kentucky Wildcats.

The Wildcats sport records of 10-1 and 3-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Greyhounds have 8-2 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6 for the Wildcats and 1-4 for the Greyhounds.

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Betting Line:
Kentucky opened as 24-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Wildcats) and the No. 274 (Greyhounds) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 92-73 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Greyhounds rank No. 91 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with Kentucky’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kentucky is college basketball's No. 174-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Greyhounds rate No. 267 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Loyola features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.1 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola, they were a 76-66 loser as they battled St. Bonaventure on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Greyhounds wasted a 26-point performance from Justin Drummond in losing to St. Bonaventure 76-66 on Sunday at Reilly Center.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were an 82-50 winner as they battled Samford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 33.5-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 82-50 defeat on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

Loyola Greyhounds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Bucknell are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Lamar are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Greyhounds at Wildcats trends to consider:
Loyola is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Loyola at Bucknell, Wednesday, December 28
Kentucky home to Lamar, Wednesday, December 28

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