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Kentucky vs UConn Final 4 Odds Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats are back in the Final Four for the first time since 1998 where they'll face the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, a team that hammered them early in the season.

The Wildcats earned their Final Four berth with a 76-69 win over North Carolina in the Elite 8 as a 1.5-point favorite. The Huskies got past Arizona in the Elite 8, 65-63 as a 3.5-point favorite.

In the Saturday clash the Wildcats opened as 2.5-point favorites while the total was set at 140.5.
View Kentucky vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Kentucky UConn Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. [ Last days for the web's biggest bonus offer - check it out at Bovada .

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 4 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-77 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Connecticut's No. 62 nationally ranked offense (73.3 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 59 at 63.7 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 105 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 76-69 winner in its last match against North Carolina. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 65-63 winner as they battled Arizona. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing North Carolina are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 3-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games