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Lamar CardinalsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 28, 8:30 PM | Rupp Arena

Lamar Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

8-4TEAM RECORD11-1

The Lamar Cardinals 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.

The Wildcats sport records of 11-1 and 4-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 8-4 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-6 for the Wildcats and 0-1 for the Cardinals.

View Lamar vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kentucky opened as 23.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Wildcats) and the No. 14 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 94-75 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kentucky's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 82.2 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 178 at 66.8 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 49.9% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 224-rated mark, allowing 73.6 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Lamar was a 70-50 loser on the road against Ohio State. They covered the 22–point spread as underdogs. The Cardinals were hammered by Ohio State on Tuesday, losing by a 70-50 final at Value City Arena in college basketball betting action.

Kentucky won its last outing, an 87-63 result against Loyola on December 22. They covered in that game as a 23.5-point favorite. The battle between the Wildcats and Greyhounds didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Loyola was handed an 87-63 defeat on Thursday at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Louisville are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Cardinals at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Lamar home to Lyon College, Saturday, December 31
Kentucky home to Louisville, Saturday, December 31

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