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Monmouth Hawks vs Kentucky Wildcats College Basketball Betting Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to improve on a 7-1 record on Saturday when they host the Monmouth Hawks in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Madison Square Garden.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Kentucky Wildcats in this one found them listed as -17-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Hawks was expected to move the line.

Monmouth Hawks vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kentucky Wildcats sit at 7-1 (3-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Monmouth Hawks are currently 3-6 (2-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Kentucky is 3-5 OU, and Monmouth is 3-2 OU.

This game puts the Kentucky Wildcats, most recently No. 40 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Monmouth Hawks, who rate No. 128 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kentucky's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 78.29 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 213 at 76.29 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 50.73% so far, more than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Monmouth suffered a 85-84 loss against Hofstra on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Micah Seaborn in a losing effort at Multipurpose Activity Center.

The Wildcats got 20 points from Kevin Knox as Kentucky ran past Harvard 79-70 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Monmouth is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Monmouth is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kentucky's last 19 games

Next Betting Matchups

Monmouth at Princeton, Tuesday, December 12th
Kentucky at Virginia Tech, Saturday, December 16th