Kentucky Wildcats vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Knights - 12/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at Kentucky Wildcats

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Rupp Arena)

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The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are on the road for a contest with the 8th ranked Kentucky Wildcats.  The Knights are (2-5), coming off a 78-77 win over Quinnipiac.  The Wildcats are (6-1), coming off a 69-58 win over UAB.

In the Knights win over Quinnipiac, Fairleigh Dickinson was led in scoring by Xzavier Malone-Key.  Malone-Key connected on 8 of 12 attempts from the floor, making 11 of 13 from the foul line, registering 29 points and 3 assists in 30 minutes of action.  Malone-Key nailed 1 of his 11 free throws in the final 15 seconds, to give the Knights the win.  The Knights shot 50% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range. Fairleigh Dickinson won the game from the foul line, out scoring Quinnipiac 19 to 6 from the line. 

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In the Wildcats win over UAB, Kentucky was guided on offense by Nick Richards.  Richards hit all 7 attempts from the floor, recording 16 points and 9 rebounds in the win.  The Wildcats shot 47% from the floor and 33% from deep.  Kentucky out rebounded UAB, 39 to 26.  The Wildcats had 19 assists to 12 turnovers en route to the victory.  Kentucky saw their largest lead at 20 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Knights are 2-4 ATS this year.

The over is 4-2 in Knights games this year.

Wildcats are 2-4-1 ATS this year.

The under is 4-3 in Wildcats games this year. 

The Knights have been blown out by bigger schools this year, losing by 25 to Notre Dame and 16 to Army.  The Wildcats since being given a wake up call by Evansville, have won 4 in a row and 3 by double digits.  One can bet the Wildcats will be ready to go at home and won't let a mid major come close to giving the Wildcats another home loss.  Final prediction, Kentucky rolls at home.    

 

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