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College Basketball Matchup - Kentucky Wildcats Portland Pilots Odds Preview

Portland PilotsKentucky Wildcats
Nov 26, 7:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Portland Pilots vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


The visiting Pilots hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Rupp Arena against the Kentucky Wildcats.

The Pilots will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 3-1 ATS. Portland is 3-2 against the total, while Kentucky is 1-2 versus the number.

View Portland vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Wildcats installed as 29-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Pilots odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 31 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 278. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-62 win for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 139 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 3 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 177-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Portland rates No. 264 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 329-rated defense on the road, allowing 88 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland was an 83-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Barbara. They failed to cover the 13.5–point spread as underdogs. Portland suffered an 83-69 loss against Santa Barbara on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Ryan Nicholas in a losing effort at Thunderdome.

In their last action, Kentucky was an 88-40 winner at home against Radford. Kentucky cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Radford out of the gym and running up an 88-40 score at Rupp Arena.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Lewis & Clark are 1-1
After playing Santa Barbara are 3-2
After a loss are 5-5

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Pilots at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Lewis & Clark, Tuesday, November 29
Kentucky home to St. John's, Thursday, December 1