Louisville at Kentucky - 12/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (11-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (9-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats mee Saturday afternoon at the Rupp Arena.
The Louisville Cardinals hope for their first road victory to build on their 11-1 start. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 86.1 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 55.9 points on 35.2 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds while Trey Lewis is averaging 14.7 points and 2.8 assists. Quentin Snider is the third double-digit scorer and Chinanu Onuaku is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. Louisville is allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15 turnovers per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for a statement win after splitting their last four games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 78.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 12 points and 5.3 assists. Isaiah Briscoe is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Poythress is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. Kentucky is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February of 2014.
The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cardinals are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
It's been a while since Kentucky has lost at home and the Cats are more talented than this Louisville team that's still trying to find its way. With the low line, I have to side with Kentucky at home.