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College Basketball Matchup - Kentucky Wildcats Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds Preview

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansKentucky Wildcats
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Freedom Hall

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Freedom Hall Tuesday as host Kentucky looks to handle the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Freedom Hall).

The Wildcats sport records of 13-1 and 4-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Trojans have 5-10 and 8-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-7 for the Wildcats and 6-5 for the Trojans.

View Arkansas-Little Rock vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wildcats installed as 28-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 2 and the Trojans at No. 192 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 90-66 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 218 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 5 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 207-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Arkansas-Little Rock rates No. 269 at 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Little Rock features the nation's No. 116-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Little Rock won its last outing, a 66-59 result against Denver on December 31. They covered in that game as a 14-point underdog. The Trojans grabbed a 66-59 win over the Pioneers on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Will Neighbour at Magness Arena.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 69-62 winner as they battled Louisville at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points and added 19 rebounds for a double-double, leading Kentucky over Louisville, 69-62, on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 4-2
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing South Carolina are 7-3
After playing Louisville are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Trojans at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 7
Kentucky home to South Carolina, Saturday, January 7