Kentucky Wildcats home to Missouri Tigers in NCAA Basketball betting action
Missouri Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Tigers of Missouri hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Kentucky.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 19-7 and 11-11 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 18-8 and 8-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 12-10, while the Tigers have a 12-9 mark.
The Tigers were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Wildcats) and the No. 19 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-80 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 34 nationally ranked offense (74.3 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 160 at 65.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 48.2% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 70.4 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.
Missouri was a 63-60 winner in its last match at home against Florida. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Laurence Bowers scored 17 points leading the Tigers to a 63-60 victory over Florida at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday.
Kentucky won its last outing, a 74-70 result against Vanderbilt on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 74-70 win over the Commodores on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Willie Cauley-Stein at Rupp Arena.
Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Carolina are 0-1
After playing Florida are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Mississippi State are 7-3
After playing Vanderbilt are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri's last 6 games on the road
Missouri is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Missouri is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games at home
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri at South Carolina, Thursday, February 28
Kentucky home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, February 27