After failing to cover the biggest March Madness betting line in the past decade the Kentucky Wildcats will be back on the floor with their undefeated record on Saturday as the take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Round of 32.
This time, they face a more managable 16.5 point spread, according to online sportsbook Bodog.
The No. 1 Wildcats cruised past No. 16 Hampton by a score of 79-56 in the Round of 64 on Thursday, but they didn’t manage to cover the huge 35-point line they were saddled with by the sportsbooks. The No. 8 Bearcats needed overtime on Thursday to beat No. 9 Purdue by a 66-65 score.
Top seeds 7-1 ATS past eight games vs 8 seeds while Kentucky is 8-1-1 ATS past 10 as double-digit favorite (lost Thursday).
Kentucky defeated Cincy in March Madness of 2005. Cincy is just 2-6 ATS as double-digit dog since 2008 and even worse, 2-8 ATS, in Round of 32 action since 1997. The Wildcats meanwhile are 11-5 ATS in Round of 32 since 1996. What is Kentucky’s current odds to win it all? Ask Bodog linemakers for the latest number.
Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats are 35-0 overall and 19-14-2 ATS, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are 23-11 and 17-15 ATS. As for the betting totals, Kentucky boasts a 15-20 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 12-15-1.
The Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show No. 80-rated Cincinnati Bearcats taking on the No. 2-rated Kentucky Wildcats in this contest.
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How Cincinnati Bearcats vs Kentucky Wildcats Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky’s No. 22 nationally ranked offense (75.03 points per game) against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense that sits as the No. 10 at 57.32 PPG. The Kentucky Wildcats have been averaging 46.84% from the field, more than the Bearcats have managed so far this season (44.69% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Farad Cobb scored 14 points leading the Bearcats to a 66-65 victory over Purdue at KFC Yum! Center on Thursday.
Kentucky cruised to victory on Thursday, running Hampton out of the gym and running up a 79-56 score at KFC Yum! Center.
Kentucky vs Cincinnati trends:
Kentucky defeated Cincy in MM of 2005
Top seeds 7-1 ATS past eight games vs 8 seeds
Cincy just 2-6 ATS as double-digit dog since 2008
Kentucky 8-1-1 ATS past 10 as double-digit favorite (lost Thursday)
Cincy just 2-8 ATS in Round of 32 since 1997
Kentucky 11-5 ATS in Round of 32 since 1996