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Razorbacks open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats Arkansas Razorbacks
12-3 January 14, 2014, 09:00 | Bud Walton Arena 11-4



The Arkansas Razorbacks will hit the floor running against the visiting Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Razorbacks bring a 11-4 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-3 Wildcats, who are 7-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas go 8-4 so far and the Wildcats go 7-6.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Razorbacks in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

The Razorbacks - Wildcats odds would favor the Razorbacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arkansas is rated No. 40 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 46.

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Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 71-62 winner as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Kentucky got 15 points from Willie Cauley-Stein en route to a 71-62 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Arkansas was an 84-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas got 23 points from Rashad Madden but lost anyway, 84-82, to Florida on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas has the nation's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 84.53 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 58 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Razorbacks FG% has averaged 47.65% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.52% per game.

A few Wildcats at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Kentucky is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arkansas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Arkansas is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Arkansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kentucky
Arkansas is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kentucky


Next up:
Kentucky home to Tennessee, Saturday, January 18th
Arkansas at Georgia, Saturday, January 18th