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Moccasins face Kentucky Wildcats: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Chattanooga MoccasinsKentucky Wildcats
Dec 17, 8:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Chattanooga Moccasins vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Kentucky Wildcats try to run the Moccasins off the court at Rupp Arena in college hoops action.

The Wildcats bring a 8-1 record (3-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-7 Moccasins, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 2-5 so far and the Moccasins go 2-2.

View Chattanooga vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Kentucky sat as 32.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Moccasins sit at No. 127 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 91-73.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (81.2 points per game) against a Moccasins defense that sits as the No. 163 at 66.1 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 49.6% from the field, more than the Moccasins have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chattanooga owns the country's No. 241-rated mark, allowing 74.6 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 48 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chattanooga was a 98-48 winner at home against Spalding. The battle between the Moccasins and Pelicans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Spalding was handed a 98-48 defeat on Tuesday at McKenzie Arena.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 73-72 loser on the road against Indiana. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. Kentucky suffered a 73-72 loss against Indiana on Saturday, getting 19 points from Doron Lamb in a losing effort at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Chattanooga Moccasins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Moccasins at Wildcats trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Chattanooga home to Hiwassee, Wednesday, December 21
Kentucky home to Samford, Tuesday, December 20