Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/28/2019 Previews, Odds and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/28/2019 – This is the clash of two titan college teams with the Louisville Cardinals set to visit the Kentucky Wildcats at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. This match will be televised by CBS on Saturday, December 28 at 3:45 pm Eastern Time. Streaming is made available by SofaScore. Kentucky is on a slump losing two-consecutive games while the Cardinals picked themselves up after ending a nine-game winning streak and won their past two games. The Wildcats have the upper hand in this game according to NCAAB Point Spread Picks but it is going to be tight as it gets.
Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats 12/28/2019
At the season, the Louisville Cardinals don’t get too much attention with no NBA draft prospect making the jump soon. Right now, it is the exceptional play of John Nwora that is being prospected by scouts from the NBA and abroad as he is doing 21.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals. He also has a good range shooting 42% from the three-point line. Nwora has been the main reason why Louisville has been overachieving and they hope it continues. He has been doing it all but in order for them to win over the Wildcats, they need Enoch, McMahon and Sutton to help him out and create space so he can operate on the Wildcats defense.
Players to watch:
J. Nwora F (12 GP 30.8 MIN 21.2 PTS 7.5 REB 1.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 48.1 FG% 80.4 FT% 41.4 3P%), S. Enoch C (12 GP 21.8 MIN 11.1 PTS 7.3 REB 0.4 AST 0.2 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 56.8 FG% 72.4 FT% 26.7 3P%), R. McMahon G (12 GP 29.7 MIN 9.8 PTS 1.3 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 42.7 FG% 94.4 FT% 46.3 3P%).
The Wildcats are in a position that they do not want to be in and that is on a tight record of 7-4 to start the season. NBA draft prospect Tyrese Maxey has been underwhelming and his stock is getting low with averages of 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Scouts are now looking at Ashton Hagans who is doing 13.9 points, 7.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals. Other than those two players, the Wildcats have Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley doing well and averaging double figures. Richards has been the man in the paint with 11.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per night.
Players to watch:
A. Hagans G (11 GP 31.8 MIN 13.9 PTS 3.8 REB 7.3 AST 2.1 STL 0.1 BLK 3.3 TO 48 FG% 85.2 FT% 28 3P%), T. Maxey G (11 GP 32.1 MIN 13.1 PTS 4.1 REB 3.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 40.4 FG% 83.3 FT% 25 3P%), N. Richards F (11 GP 28.4 MIN 11.9 PTS 6.9 REB 0.5 AST 0.3 STL 2.3 BLK 1.5 TO 68.8 FG% 73.5 FT% 0 3P%).
Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Predictions
Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Picks
It is Jordan Nwora against the Kentucky Wildcats in this match. The slight edge to win is handed by Online Sportsbook to the Wildcats with their depth and homecourt advantage. Aside from Hagans carrying the Wildcats, it would be interesting to see how Tyrese Maxey does in the next few weeks as his draft stock is going down.
Moneyline: It is a very huge +1800 on the ML if the Warhawks manage to win this game over the Bulldogs. On the other hand, Butler is at -8000.
Spread: It is just a one-point spread separating both teams. Kentucky is at -1 while Louisville is at +1.
Total: A total of 132 points is expected for these teams to reach with Kentucky going under while Louisville is the team over.
Score Prediction: 70-68, Wildcats win.