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Point spread favors Wildcats in battle with Razorbacks

Arkansas RazorbacksKentucky Wildcats
Jan 17, 9:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

13-4TEAM RECORD17-1

The Wildcats will be trying to slam the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Rupp Arena in college betting action.

The Wildcats sport records of 17-1 and 4-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Razorbacks have 13-4 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-10 for the Wildcats and 4-5 for the Razorbacks.

View Arkansas vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Arkansas before tip-off in this one will find them as 17.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 6 and the Razorbacks sitting at No. 67. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 91-81 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Razorbacks is ranked No. 56 in NCAA hoops at 37.9 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 9 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 225-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Arkansas rates No. 151 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Arkansas features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 69-60 winner as they battled LSU at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. B.J. Young scored 19 points leading the Razorbacks to a 69-60 victory over LSU at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Kentucky earned a 65-62 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, getting 18 points from Anthony Davis at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan are 1-0
After playing LSU are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Alabama are 7-3
After playing Tennessee are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Razorbacks at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arkansas's last 8 games on the road
Arkansas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Arkansas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas
Kentucky is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Arkansas

Next up:
Arkansas home to Michigan, Saturday, January 21
Kentucky home to Alabama, Saturday, January 21

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