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Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers College Basketball Betting Preview

Kentucky Wildcats

vs

Missouri Tigers
Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Mizzou Arena

The Missouri Tigers will try to cover the point spread at Mizzou Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Kentucky Wildcats in NCAA basketball betting action.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Missouri Tigers were listed as 18-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri Tigers sit at 7-12 (7-10-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Kentucky Wildcats are currently 19-0 (11-7-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Missouri is 6-10 OU, and Kentucky is 4-15 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Missouri Tigers rated this week at No. 244 and the Kentucky Wildcats sitting at No. 1.

How Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri's No. 212-ranked scoring average of 63.21 PPG, against a Kentucky Wildcats defense rated No. 2 and allowing 50.37 PPG. The Missouri Tigers FG% has averaged 41.37% to date this season, less than the Kentucky Wildcats shooters have managed so far (45.69% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 18 points from Devin Booker as Kentucky ran past South Carolina 58-43 on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 61-60 to Arkansas at Mizzou Arena on Saturday).

Kentucky Wildcats vs Missouri Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Kentucky is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Missouri is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games
Missouri is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kentucky home to Alabama, Saturday, January 31st
Missouri at Mississippi, Saturday, January 31st

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