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NCAA hoops odds preview - Eastern Michigan vs. Kentucky

Eastern Michigan EaglesKentucky Wildcats
Jan 2, 6:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD8-4

The Eastern Michigan Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Wildcats are 8-4 overall and 4-5 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 7-5 and 4-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kentucky boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Eastern Michigan is 3-2.

View Eastern Michigan vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as 27-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Eagles was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 148 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 81-65.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 158 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 58 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 185-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 295 at 4.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 299-rated mark, allowing 78 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, an 87-49 result against Siena Heights on December 28. The Eagles blew out Siena Heights on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-49 win at EMU Convocation Center.

Kentucky lost its last outing, an 80-77 result against Louisville on December 29. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Kentucky got 22 points from Archie Goodwin but lost anyway, 80-77, to Louisville on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 8-2
After playing Louisville are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2

A few Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Massachusetts, Saturday, January 5
Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Thursday, January 10