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Kentucky Wildcats Home to Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Barclays Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats betting line opened as -10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-1 and 3-7 ATS Kentucky Wildcats will face the 5-5 Ohio State Buckeyes, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Kentucky Wildcats are 5-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-7.

This game puts the Kentucky Wildcats, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ohio State Buckeyes, who rate No. 45 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 53-rated squad against Ohio State's No. 131-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 246 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 111 nationally with 7.3 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State got 17 points from Jae'Sean Tate en route to a 67-54 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday at Value City Arena.

The Wildcats got 17 points from Jamal Murray as Kentucky ran past Arizona State 72-58 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Mercer, Tuesday, December 22nd
Kentucky at Louisville, Saturday, December 26th

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