Buffalo vs. Kentucky Prediction

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Will Buffalo also upset Kentucky? 3/17/18

Can No. 13 Buffalo pull off another big upset in the NCAA Tournament today when it takes on No. 5 Kentucky?

Game Snapshot

NCAA Tournament South Region: (537) Buffalo vs. (538) Kentucky

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Location: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

TV: CBS, 5:15PM ET

Who Oddsmakers Like: Kentucky. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Wildcats are getting odds of -5.5 points against Buffalo. The spread opened with Kentucky as a 6-point favorite, but eventually dropped to 5.5. The over/under total sits at 155.5 points but opened at 159 points.

Who Public Bettors Like: Kentucky. As of Friday evening, the Wildcats are getting 57 percent of the wagers on this game as a favorite against the upset-minded Bulls.

Injury Report: Buffalo comes in healthy, with nobody listed on the injury report for this game. Kentucky has forward Jarred Vanderbilt listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He averages 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while playing 17 minutes per contest.

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Who We Like: Buffalo looked incredible on Thursday night, beating Arizona 89-68 as an 8.5-point underdog. Kentucky edged Davidson, 78-73, managing to cover as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bulls are no joke, making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in four years. Their previous two outings were first-round losses, but close games. That experience paid off against Arizona. It could pay off today against Kentucky as well. The Wildcats clearly have the better talent, but they are much younger and have be prone to mistakes. Still, I believe Kentucky has to be perked up by Virginia losing on Friday. This region seems like it may be theirs to lose now. Kentucky hasn’t always been pretty, but it has covered in eight of its last nine. Due to Buffalo’s win over Arizona, the spread here is small and I will take my chances on Kentucky finding a way to cover late in what should be an entertaining game.




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