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College Basketball Matchup - Kentucky Wildcats West Virginia Mountaineers Odds Preview

West Virginia MountaineersKentucky Wildcats
March 19, 12:15 PM | St. Petes Times Forum

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD26-8

The Wildcats will try to cover the spread at St. Petes Times Forum on Saturday when they get a visit from the West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball action.

St. Petes Times Forum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Supporters of the Mountaineers have watched them go 21-11 and 13-16 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 26-8 and 14-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 12-16-1, while the Mountaineers have a 13-15 mark.

View West Virginia vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting West Virginia before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 4 and the Mountaineers sitting at No. 14. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 81-74 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 41-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 57-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 77 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 169 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

West Virginia was an 84-76 winner in its last match against Clemson. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 59-57 winner against Princeton. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 6 games