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Kentucky Wildcats vs Belmont Bruins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Belmont BruinsKentucky Wildcats
8-4December 21, 2013, 12:00 | Rupp Arena8-3

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

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 4-4-1 ATS. Belmont is 4-3 on the totals; Kentucky is 5-4.

View Belmont Bruins vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Belmont before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Wildcats - Bruins odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 170.

In their last action, Belmont was a 90-62 loser on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bruins were hammered by Denver on Tuesday, losing by a 90-62 final at Magness Arena in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, Kentucky was an 82-77 loser on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats endured an 82-77 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Aaron Harrison at Dean Smith Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bruins is ranked No. 234 in NCAA hoops at 32.33 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 191-ranked team in the country at 5.18 per game, while Belmont rates No. 16 at 8.75 per game.

A few Bruins at Wildcats trends to consider:
Belmont is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Belmont at Indiana State, Saturday, December 28th
Kentucky at Louisville, Saturday, December 28th