The undefeated and top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats are on an 8-1-2 ATS run in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games as they prepare to take on the No. 16 Hampton Pirates on Thursday as huge favorites in a Round of 64 betting matchup at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
Kentucky, sitting at 34-0 SU after sweeping through their regular-season schedule and winning the SEC Tournament, have also been profitable lately at 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games despite the big spreads they’ve been facing. On the season Kentucky went 19-13-2 ATS.
Hampton topped Manhattan 74-64 in their First Four matchup in Dayton on Tuesday night to earn a shot at top-ranked Kentucky in the Round of 64. The No. 16 seeds were 0-4 SU once again at the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but they were also 3-1 ATS in those four contests.
Hampton Pirates vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kentucky Wildcats currently sport a 34-0 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-13-2 ATS. The Hampton Pirates are 17-17 and 8-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kentucky Wildcats produce a 14-20 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hampton Pirates have gone 4-4-1 against the totals betting line.
The Wildcats – Pirates odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kentucky is rated No. 2 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Hampton is at No. 55.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pirates grabbed a 74-64 win over the Jaspers on Tuesday, behind a 15-point effort from Reginald Johnson at Dayton Arena.
Andrew Harrison scored 15 points leading the Wildcats to a 78-63 victory over Arkansas at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.