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Kentucky Wildcats Favored by -6.5 Point Spread Against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats betting line opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at 9-2 (5-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Louisville Cardinals are currently 10-2 (4-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Kentucky is 6-5 OU, and Louisville is 5-5 OU.

This game puts the Kentucky Wildcats, most recently No. 79 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Louisville Cardinals, who rate No. 31 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (80.73 points per game) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 35 at 64.58 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats have been averaging 49.55% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (45.69% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisville got 21 points and 16 rebounds from Raymond Spalding en route to a 74-56 victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

Hamidou Diallo scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 83-75 to UCLA at Smoothie King Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kentucky's last 22 games

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 2nd
Kentucky at Georgia, Sunday, December 31st