How To Bet The Louisville Vs Kentucky College Hoops Lines

Posted by Daniel Strum on December 24, 2015 in

The day after Christmas is usually spent relaxing and trying to sleep off the effects of a turkey dinner and a few beers from the day before. While you relax, you may want to tune into the big NCAAB Betting Odds game on Saturday, December 26, as the Louisville Cardinals head into Rupp Arena in Lexington to face the Kentucky Wildcats. Tip-off for this one is set for 12 PM EST on CBS.

How To Bet The Louisville Vs Kentucky College Hoops Lines

Unlike other bookies, we here at love it when you guys win. That is why we go out of our way to provide expert analysis on as many of the big games as possible. There are some great betting options available for this great match-up against a pair of ranked teams. Check back closer to game time for all the up to date odds, but for now, let’s take a look at some trends.

Why bet on the Louisville Cardinals

The #16 ranked Cardinals are sporting an impressive 10-1 record, and they should pick up their 11th win of the season against Utah Valley State on Tuesday. Their only loss of the season came against the top-ranked Michigan State Spartans, although Louisville did manage to cover in that one as a 6-point underdog. Overall, the Cardinals are 6-1-0 ATS this season, which makes them well worth a look on the road. The OVER/UNDER for the Cardinals is at 2-4-1, but in their last game against a ranked opponent, it was the OVER that prevailed. Louisville is averaging 85.0 PPG, and are giving up 54.8 PPG.

Why bet on the Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats are sitting at 9-2 on the season at the time of writing, and have had a tougher opening schedule than Louisville, which is why they are ranked 4 spots higher than their opponents. The Wildcats took down their only other ranked opponent, Duke, this season, and did so in some style. They are coming off a tough loss to Ohio State, and have only managed to cover in 3 of their 11 games so far this season. The OVER has hit in 6 of the 11 games Kentucky has played so far, and they are 3-4-0 O/U at home this season. The Wildcats are averaging 78.4 PPG, and are giving up 65.6 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I have to confess that I have gone back and forth on this one numerous times in the past couple of days, and I can see reasons why both of these teams could win. I refuse to sit on the fence, though, and am going to go out on a limb and take the Cardinals to win on the road.

My pick: Louisville Cardinals 72 Kentucky Wildcats 68