The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-3 SU and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Kentucky Wildcats as they look to knock off the top-ranked team in the country in marquee college basketball betting action on Saturday.
North Carolina topped Kentucky 82-77 as a 3-point favorite on the college basketball odds when the schools last met last December, in an OVER result for totals bettors. The UNDER, though, has paid out four times in their last six matchups dating back to 2008.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Kentucky Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to side with the Kentucky Wildcats to cover the point spread in this one found them as -10.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bodog before gametime.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the North Carolina Tar Heels have watched them go 6-2 and 5-3 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Kentucky Wildcats are at 10-0 and 5-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Kentucky Wildcats are 1-9, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have a 4-3 mark.
The Kentucky Wildcats sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the North Carolina Tar Heels sit at No. 11 on the same chart.
How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Kentucky Wildcats Stats Matchup
The game also pits Kentucky’s No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 75.4 PPG, against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 117 at 63.62 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.55% so far, more than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.89% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The battle between the Tar Heels and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Carolina was handed a 108-64 defeat on Sunday at Dean Smith Center.
The Wildcats got 14 points from Aaron Harrison as Kentucky ran past Columbia 56-46 on Wednesday at Rupp Arena.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Odds Trends
North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
North Carolina is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
North Carolina at UNC Greensboro, Tuesday, December 16th
Kentucky at UCLA, Saturday, December 20th