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Kentucky Lock To Beat Princeton In East

Sometimes you can make a case for a 13-seed upsetting a 4-seed but sometimes you can't.

This game falls in the latter category and is why the Wildcats are steep 13.5-point favorites over their Ivy League foes. Kentucky has an edge in all aspects of the game and come in off a tough SEC title game victory over Florida.

Working against the Tigers is the fact they are 0-20 SU the last 20 games as a double-digit dog. Kentucky meanwhile is 13-1 SU in its past 14 games in March and they seem set to cruise here, even if our computer suggests the game will be close.


View Princeton vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers are listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Wildcats and the No. 103-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-75 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 27 nationally ranked offense (76.4 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 53 at 63.2 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 46% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, Princeton features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Princeton, they were a 63-62 winner as they battled Harvard. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 70-54 winner as they battled Florida. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Harvard are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 7-3


A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games