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College Basketball Picks: Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 27, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats have compiled a 75-2 straight-up record in Rupp Arena under coach John Calipari, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Saturday as they prepare to host the Louisville Cardinals.

    Sports bettors will find that the line is a pick 'em in the market, with no total available at this time.

    Let's take a closer look at this in-state rivalry from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Louisville Cardinals

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    The Louisville Cardinals have won six games in a row since their only loss of the 2013-14 campaign, including an 85-56 victory over the FIU Golden Panthers as 20.5-point road favorites Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Cardinals are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.

Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats have alternated wins and losses over their last five games and are coming off of a 93-80 victory over the Belmont Bruins as 17-point home favorites Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus teams with a winning record.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back whatever team is receiving points before the opening tip, as the underdog has covered the number in the last four meetings in this rivalry.

    College Basketball Pick: Underdog at Opening Tip

     

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