Well, this line will make even the most adventurous bettors hesitant to gamble on the Kentucky-Louisville matchup.
According to Vegas, the ‘Cats have opened up as a one-point favorite when they play host to the No. 3 Cardinals in Rupp Arena on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
I think most Kentucky fans are going to be a bit surprised to see this team as a favorite, especially coming into the matchup on a two-game losing streak. But history in this rivalry has favored UK for basically a decade now. The ‘Cats most recent loss to then-No. 5 Ohio State did showcase some progress, but this team hasn’t looked like a contender for practically the entire season. Saturday’s game is going to be massive for improving Kentucky’s resumè as we inch closer to March.
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index gives Louisville a 51.7 percent chance to win and the Cards are 6-5 against the spread so far this season. Kentucky is 4-6 against the spread.
The over/under is currently set at 131.5.
Good luck with your bets on this one, folks! You’re gonna need it.