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Penn State Nittany Lions host Kentucky Wildcats in college basketball action

Kentucky WildcatsPenn State Nittany Lions
Nov 19, 12:00 PM | Mohegan Sun Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


Kentucky pays a visit to Penn State on Saturday, hoping to send the Nittany Lions to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mohegan Sun Arena.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Nittany Lions are 3-0 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Penn State go 0-0 and the Wildcats go 1-1 on the totals.

View Kentucky vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Penn State in this one will find them as 18-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 214-rated Nittany Lions and the No. 4-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 100-83 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 178-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 100 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 57.1% per game.

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 75-65 winner in its last match at home against Kansas. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats grabbed a 75-65 win over the Jayhawks on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Doron Lamb at Rupp Arena.

Penn State was a 77-68 winner in its last match at home against Long Island. The Nittany Lions got a 26-point performance from Tim Frazier, who added 10 assists, as Penn State ran past Long Island 77-68 on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Kansas are 3-1
After a win are 9-1

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Long Island are 0-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Wildcats at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Radford, Wednesday, November 23
Penn State home to Youngstown State, Wednesday, November 23