The opening night of college hoops is much of the same for the Kentucky Wildcats, with the No.2 ranked team in the nation being set as a double-digit favorite over the Albany Great Danes Friday. Kentucky easily covered big spreads last season, with the team going 9-3-1 ATS in their past 13 games in that position.
- Albany is 8-1 ATS in their last nine as road underdogs.
- Kentucky is 11-0 SU in their last 11 games in November.
- Kentucky lost seven players from their team last season.
As usual, the John Calipari-led Wildcats will be sporting a largely new roster this season after sending several to the NBA last season. Expect a heavy dose of Skal Labissiere, Isiah Briscoe and Jamal Murray as the highly touted recruits get their feet wet in this opening tournament of the season.
Albany is coming off a 24-9 season, which included an American East title and a trip to March Madness. The Great Danes are going to be relying on senior Peter Hooley this season, as the guard averaged 33.8 minutes and 14.6 points per game over the past two seasons.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Kentucky Wildcats as -22-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bodog.
Albany Great Danes vs Kentucky Wildcats Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kentucky Wildcats sport a record of 38-1 and 20-17-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Albany Great Danes have 24-9 and 2-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-23 for the Kentucky Wildcats and 3-5 for the Albany Great Danes.
This college basketball game matches up the No. 2 (Kentucky) and the No. 77 (Albany) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Great Danes got 15 points from Peter Hooley, but it was Oklahoma that prevailed in a 69-60 final on Friday at Nationwide Arena.
The Wildcats endured a 71-64 loss at the hands of the Badgers on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Karl-Anthony Towns at Lucas Oil Stadium.
- Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Kentucky is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 6 games
- Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Albany at Boston University, Monday, November 16th
Kentucky at NJIT, Saturday, November 14th