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Kentucky Wildcats home to Arkansas Razorbacks in NCAA Basketball betting action

Arkansas RazorbacksKentucky Wildcats
18-9February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Rupp Arena21-6

Arkansas pays a visit to Kentucky on Thursday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Rupp Arena.

Supporters of the Razorbacks have watched them go 18-9 and 12-12 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 21-6 and 14-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 13-12, while the Razorbacks have a 14-10 mark.

View Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Kentucky opened as -12-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Wildcats sit at No. 23 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Razorbacks sit at No. 69 on the same chart.

In their last action, Arkansas was a 73-69 winner on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Arkansas earned a 73-69 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Anthlon Bell at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kentucky was a 77-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Kentucky earned a 77-76 victory over LSU on Saturday, getting 21 points from Aaron Harrison at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kentucky has the nation's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 78.22 PPG. The visiting Razorbacks defense ranks No. 150 allowing on average 70.48 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.76% so far, more than the Razorbacks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.64% per game.

A few Razorbacks at Wildcats trends to consider:
Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arkansas is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Arkansas is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Arkansas is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kentucky
Kentucky is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas home to Georgia, Saturday, March 1st
Kentucky at South Carolina, Saturday, March 1st