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Kentucky Wildcats host Louisville Cardinals in college basketball action

Louisville CardinalsKentucky Wildcats
11-1December 28, 2013, 04:00 | Rupp Arena9-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Rupp Arena Saturday as host Kentucky looks to handle the Louisville Cardinals in NCAA hoops action.

The Wildcats are 9-3 so far on the season, and 4-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 11-1 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kentucky go 6-4 and the Cardinals go 6-3 on the totals.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kentucky sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 32 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 93-80 winner as they battled Belmont at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. Kentucky got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Julius Randle en route to a 93-80 victory over Belmont on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 6-rated squad against Louisville's No. 19-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 206 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 nationally with 8.25 per match.

A few Cardinals at Wildcats trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kentucky is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville at Central Florida, Tuesday, December 31st
Kentucky at Mississippi State, Wednesday, January 8th