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Kentucky Wildcats host North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball action

North Carolina Tar HeelsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 3, 12:00 PM | Rupp Arena

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


The Wildcats will try to cover the spread at Rupp Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball action.

The Wildcats bring a 7-0 record (3-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-1 Tar Heels, who are 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 2-3 so far and the Tar Heels go 4-2.

View North Carolina vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Kentucky sat as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Wildcats) and the No. 47 (Tar Heels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 102-88 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 2-rated squad against North Carolina's No. 7-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 188 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 244 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina owns the country's No. 98-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 43 in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 60-57 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. North Carolina got 20 points from Harrison Barnes en route to a 60-57 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday at Dean Smith Center.

In their last action, Kentucky was an 81-59 winner at home against St. John's. They failed to cover the 24–point spread as favorites. Kentucky cruised to victory on Thursday, running St. John's out of the gym and running up an 81-59 score at Rupp Arena.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Evansville are 2-0
After playing Wisconsin are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing St. John's are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Tar Heels at Wildcats trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of North Carolina's last 22 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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games when playing North Carolina
Kentucky is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Evansville, Tuesday, December 6
Kentucky at Indiana, Saturday, December 10