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Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes 12/18/2019 Game Analysis, Odds and Picks

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Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin' Utes 12-18-2019 Game Analysis Odds and Picks

Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes 12/18/2019 – The Utah Utes Tats and Kentucky Wildcats are sitting on winning records and they are set to clash this Wednesday, December 18 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The Wildcats are at 7-2 and they will play host to the Utes. Both teams are riding on winning streaks with Utah not losing in five games while Kentucky is on 6-game victory run. Basketball fans can watch the game at ESPN2 on TV while live streaming will be featured at SofaScore. In the end, How To Bet On Basketball Games forecasts the Kentucky Wildcats prevailing over Utah in a double-digit margin.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes 12/18/2019

When: Wednesday, December 18, 11:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada
Stream: Sofascore

Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes 12/18/2019

Kentucky -11.5 (-110) 139 o (-110) -763
Utah +11.5 (-110) 139 u (-110) +587
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Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats own one of the best basketball programs in the USA producing multiple NBA players making their mark in basketball’s biggest stage. They have four players that has the potential to make it in the NBA with Ashton Hagans and Nick Richards having the best chances. Hagans is the team’s top scorer with 13.7 points and he dishes out 6.9 assists per game. He has been a highly coveted point guard that has been closely watched by NBA scouts. On the other hand, Richards is their interior presence with 13.6 points, 8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. Other players doing their mark is Immanuel Quickley and Trese Maxey who also packs a lethal puch in the scoring department. EJ Montcomerry is another player to watch as he can also produce stats that supports Richards in the paint.

Players to Watch:
N. Richards F (9 GP 30.4 MIN 13.8 PTS 8 REB 0.4 AST 0.1 STL 2.4 BLK 1.6 TO 68.9 FG% 71 FT% 0 3P%), A. Hagans G (9 GP 30.7 MIN 13.7 PTS 4.2 REB 7 AST 1.8 STL 0.1 BLK 3.6 TO 50 FG% 87.8 FT% 31.6 3P%), T. Maxey G (9 GP 32.2 MIN 12.3 PTS 4.2 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 38.6 FG% 88.9 FT% 28.9 3P%).

Utah Runnin’ Utes

Since losing to Tulane Green Wave, Utah has been on a roll winning four straight including an overtime win against Brigham Young Cougars. They also won against the UC Davies Aggies in a tight 77-73 match which gave them the confidence to win their next few games. The team seems to be finding the right formula surrounding Timmy Allen with the right pieces. Allen has led the team with 20.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He is getting help with outside snipers, Rylan Jones and Riley Battin, who are shooting above 40% from the three-point arc. Both Gach is adding a scoring punch doing 11.7 points together with 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists. In order to keep this game close against a powerhouse team like the Kentucky Wildcats, they need Gach, Jones and Battin to step up their game to give space to Allen.

Players to watch:
T. Allen F (10 GP 32.8 MIN 20.6 PTS 7.4 REB 2.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 54.3 FG% 79.1 FT% 10 3P%), B. Gach G (10 GP 29.6 MIN 11.7 PTS 3.4 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 42.6 FG% 80 FT% 27.7 3P%), R. Jones G (9 GP 28.8 MIN 11.7 PTS 3.2 REB 5.2 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 47.7 FG% 92.3 FT% 47.5 3P%).

Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Predictions


Kentucky Wildcats

Wildcats are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kentucky’s last 20 games.
Kentucky is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Wildcats are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against Utah.
Kentucky is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Utah.

Utah Runnin’ Utes

Utes are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games.
Utah is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Utes are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Utah is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Picks

The Kentucky Wildcats just have more talent than Utah and they are seen as the winner of this game with more than a 10-point margin according to Online Sports Betting. Timmy Allen is a prospect for Utah that needs to be watched and he is expected to bring out his best game for him to get attention of NBA scouts.

Moneyline: The ML for this game is a +587 on a Utah win. Kentucky is given a -763.

Spread: The point spread between the teams are at 11.5 points with Wildcats owning the advantage at -11.5.

Total: Utah and Kentucky are seen going to the 139 totals in this game with the Wildcats expected to go under.

Score Prediction: 75-62, Wildcats win.