Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cardinals vs Wildcats CBB Odds
Looking for Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cardinals taking on the Wildcats on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Louisville Kentucky matchup.
(10-2) Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats (9-2)
Date: Friday, December 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UK -5
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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Kentucky has won four of the last five matchups head-to-head and eight of the last ten, but Louisville won the last one.
That game was in Louisville and the Cardinals won by three.
This season has plenty of distractions if you’re a player on the Louisville team but so far, so good, I’d say. Louisville has lost two games, back-to-back, against two worthy opponents. They lost at Purdue and then by a bucket against a good Seton Hall team.
They’ve won six in a row since then, including one against Indiana. They come in at #33 at KenPom with the 16th-best defense in the nation. Junior forward Deng Adel leads the team with over 15 points per game on efficient, but not incredible efficiency numbers. But there are two other double-digit scorers and nearly a 37 percent three-point percentage as a team to step in whenever Adel doesn’t have it going.
Kentucky hasn’t been perfect this season. It has lost twice, both times on a neutral floor, to Kansas and UCLA.
That’s really not so awful for a team with the least experience in the country, yet if you read about Kentucky’s start to the season, the press clippings don’t offer much positivity.
KenPom has UK at #19, about two points better than Louisville. But what is the home floor worth to a young team? Probably a lot, at least compared to what might happen if it had to go to the Yum Center.
Not that the rivalry history matters to any of the players on the current roster but Kentucky hasn’t lost to Louisville in Lexington since 2008; it has gone 4–0 in the time since at Rupp Arena. And Louisville’s only wins in that time have come at home. Kentucky has won both the games at neutral sites.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in LOU last 8 road games.
- LOU are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Over is 7-3-1 in LOU last 11 Fri. games.
- Head to Head: Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Kentucky.
- Head to Head: Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Louisville vs. Kentucky NCAAB Prediction: Louisville shocks the ‘Cats.
It’s about time.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Cardinals ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Louisville 75 – Kentucky 71
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