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Ohio State Kentucky East Semi Lines

The Kentucky Wildcats are a 6-point underdog to take out top seed Ohio State in the East Region semi final Friday.

This game will be closer than many experts believe with the Wildcats matching up well everywhere except the paint where Jared Sullinger has no equal in college hoops this season.

But Brandon Knight is electric off the dribble for the Wildcats and covering 6 points could be the easiest number on the betting board tonight. The total is around 140 at Bovada and other online sportsbooks.

View Kentucky vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buckeyes rated this week at No. 20 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 87-81 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ohio State's No. 193-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 46-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ohio State rates No. 45 in the country with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 77 nationally with 7.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 71-63 winner as they battled West Virginia. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite.

Ohio State was a 98-66 winner in their most recent outing against George Mason. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing West Virginia are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing George Mason are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 10 games