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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Samford BulldogsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Samford Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Kentucky vs Samford battle Tuesday at Rupp Arena as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 3-6 ATS. Samford is 2-1 on the totals; Kentucky is 3-5.

View Samford vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wildcats as 34.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 269-rated Samford taking on the No. 2-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 92-69 win for the Wildcats on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 6-rated squad against Samford's No. 236-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 190 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 nationally with 10.7 per match.

Defensively, Samford features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

Samford won its last outing, a 90-64 result against Spring Hill on December 17. Samford cruised to victory on Saturday, running Spring Hill out of the gym and running up a 90-64 score at Pete Hanna Center.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were an 87-62 winner as they battled Chattanooga at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 34.5-point favorite. The Wildcats blew out Chattanooga on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-62 win at Rupp Arena.

Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Spring Hill are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Chattanooga are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Samford is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Samford at Sam Houston State, Wednesday, December 28
Kentucky home to Loyola, Thursday, December 22

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