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No. 9 Kentucky Face Louisville in the Battle of the Bluegrass

KFC Yum! Center has a contest on tap for Thursday as the Kentucky Wildcats and the Louisville Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win.

(Photo by Getty Images) Antonio Reeves

Kentucky at Louisville

  • When: 6:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
  • TV: ESPN

Game Odds, Spread, Moneyline & Total

Kentucky (#9) @ Louisville
Moneyline

Kentucky (#9)   -1100
Louisville   +650

Kentucky (#9) @ Louisville
Point Spread

Kentucky (#9)   -13.5 (-110)
Louisville   13.5 (-110)

Kentucky (#9) @ Louisville
Total

Over   156.0 (-105)
Under   156.0 (-115)

Team Record & Betting Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense
Kentucky 8-2 6-4 90.20 73.50
Louisville 5-6 4-5-2 74.45 73.64
Name ATS Home ATS Away OU Record
Kentucky 3-4 0-0 7-3
Louisville 2-4-1 1-1 5-6

Kentucky Wildcats Last 5 Games

Opponent Score Result Line Total ATS Result
UNC 87-83 W 1 164 W/O
PENN 81-66 W -13.5 150.5 W/U
UNCW 73-80 L -18 151.5 L/O
MIAMI 95-73 W -6 163 W/O
MARCH 118-82 W -19 157.5 W/O

Louisville Cardinals Last 5 Games

Opponent Score Result Line Total ATS Result
PEPP 85-63 W -1 149 W/U
ARKST 63-75 L -3.5 152 L/U
DPU 68-75 L 2 145 L/U
VTECH 68-75 L 14.5 147.5 W/U
BELLR 73-68 W -5 138.5 P/O

Game Preview

No. 9 Kentucky will look to make it three straight wins when it visits rival Louisville on Thursday evening.

The Wildcats are coming off an impressive 87-83 win over then-No. 9 North Carolina in Atlanta on Saturday behind strong work from the freshman class.

Rob Dillingham finished with 17 points, while D.J. Wagner logged 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Aaron Bradshaw had 12 points, and Reed Sheppard amassed 11 points and six rebounds for a Kentucky team that had eight players score at least seven points.

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Betting Odds Trends

Louisville Cardinals
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games
Louisville are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games
Louisville are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Louisville are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Kentucky
Louisville are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Louisville’s last 8 games played in December
Kentucky Wildcats
Kentucky are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kentucky’s last 8 games
Kentucky are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
Kentucky are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against Louisville
Kentucky are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Louisville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky’s last 5 games on the road
Kentucky are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Louisville

NCAAB Parlay Picks & Free Predictions

Final Score: Kentucky 84-69
Expert Pick: Kentucky -13½ & Under 156 (-115)
A $100 Parlay Bet will return $357 in total Payout

NCAAB Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

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