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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Louisville Cardinals Underdogs vs Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Louisville Cardinals pay a visit to Rupp Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Kentucky sat as -2.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 6-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Kentucky Wildcats are 3-8 ATS. Louisville Cardinals are 3-5 on betting the total; Kentucky Wildcats are 6-5.

The Wildcats - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kentucky's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 78.36 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 2 at 55.92 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 47.11% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.89% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisville cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Utah Valley out of the gym and running up a 98-68 score at KFC Yum! Center.

The Wildcats got a huge 33-point effort from Jamal Murray but still lost 74-67 against Ohio State on Saturday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisville is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Louisville's last 13 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kentucky is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
  • Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Kentucky is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Wake Forest, Sunday, January 3rd
Kentucky at Mississippi, Saturday, January 2nd