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Undefeated UCLA Team Faces First True Test In Kentucky

UCLA has been the most exciting team in college basketball this season. The Bruins are averaging 97.0 points per game and average more assists than any other team in the country. However, the 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS Bruins have yet to face any elite level competition, something that will change when they visit the No.1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats Saturday.

SHARK BITES
  • UCLA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Kentucky.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games at home.
  • Kentucky is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the Pac-12.

Lonzo Ball has proven to be everything that Bruins’ fans and pundits around the nation dreamed, as the freshman has averaged 14.6 points, 9.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor. He runs the up-tempo UCLA attack perfectly and has been an equal opportunity passer with at least nine assists to five different teammates.

Kentucky has yet to face a real threat this season and enters this game coming off a ludicrous 115-69 victory over Arizona State. That outing was the De’Aaron Fox show, as the freshman tallied just the second triple-double in program history. The freshman combination of Fox and Malik Monk is the best in the country, as the duo has averaged a combined 34.6 points per game while both shooting over 44 percent from the floor.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the UCLA Bruins in this one, their betting line was listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

UCLA Bruins vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at 7-0 (6-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UCLA Bruins are currently 8-0 (6-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Kentucky is 5-2 OU, and UCLA is 6-2 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated UCLA Bruins taking on the No. 1-rated Kentucky Wildcats in this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins blew out UC Riverside on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 98-56 win at Pauley Pavilion.

Kentucky cruised to victory on Monday, running Arizona State out of the gym and running up a 115-69 score at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

Betting Trends
  • UCLA is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of UCLA's last 10 games
  • UCLA is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games
  • Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UCLA home to Michigan, Saturday, December 10th
Kentucky at Valparaiso, Wednesday, December 7th

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