The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats will take on the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center in marquee college basketball betting action at the online sportsbooks on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats are 7-3 SU and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Cardinals dating back to 2006, topping them 74-69 as a 4.5-point underdog when the schools last met in the regional semifinals of last year’s NCAA Tournament. That was an OVER result for totals bettors.
Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Louisville sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link
Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Louisville Cardinals battles the Kentucky Wildcats, currently sitting with a 12-0 mark (7-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-3 for the Louisville Cardinals and 2-10 for the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 7 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Kentucky Wildcats sit at No. 2 on the same chart.
How Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup
The game also pits Louisville’s No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 77.27 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 2 at 47.67 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.13% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.52% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Wildcats blew out UCLA on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-42 win at United Center.
The Cardinals blew out CS Northridge on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 80-55 win at KFC Yum! Center.
Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
Kentucky is 14-5-2 ATS in its last 21 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kentucky’s last 8 games
Kentucky is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kentucky home to Mississippi, Tuesday, January 6th
Louisville at Long Beach State, Tuesday, December 30th