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Kentucky vs. Baylor at AT&T Stadium

A college hoops betting matchup between a pair of ranked teams will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Friday night as No. 3 Kentucky battles with No. 20 Baylor.

Last December Kentucky played host to Baylor, with the Bears winning 64-55 as a 6.5-point underdog on the college basketball betting lines.

Kentucky, though, topped Baylor 82-70 in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in March 2012.

The Bears sit at 7-1 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 7-1 (3-2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Baylor is 3-3 OU, and Kentucky is 4-2 OU.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Kentucky before tip-off in this one found them as -4.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 31-ranked Bears and the No. 55-rated Wildcats in this matchup.

Kentucky won its last outing, a 79-65 result against Providence on December 1. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 79-65 win over the Friars on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from James Young at Barclays Center.

Baylor was a 104-59 winner in its last match at home against Hardin Simmons. Baylor cruised to victory on Sunday, running Hardin Simmons out of the gym and running up a 104-59 score at Ferrell Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 31-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 4-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 59 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 189 nationally with 5.12 per match.

Next up:
Kentucky home to Boise State, Tuesday, December 10th
Baylor at Northwestern State, Wednesday, December 18th