Cincinnati vs. Kentucky Odds
LOUISVILLE, KY (TheSpread) – It will be No. 8 Cincinnati that is next to take a crack at unbeaten No. 1 Kentucky today at 2:40PM ET on CBS in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky is 35-0 on the season, 6-0 on a neutral floor and 18-15-2 against the spread. Cincinnati is 23-10 overall, 2-2 on a neutral floor and 15-14 against the spread. The Bearcats advanced to this game with a 66-65 OT win over No. 9 Purdue on Thursday while the Wildcats beat No. 16 Hampton by a score of 79-56. The last time these two met was in 2005 with Kentucky getting a 69-60 win at home, covering a 3.5-point spread.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is the clear favorite in this one, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -16.5 points against Cincinnati. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 118.5 points. This game will be played from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
Cincinnati has won six of its last seven following the OT victory on Thursday. The Bearcats have failed to cover in their last two, but had covered the spread in five straight prior to that. The under has been with Cincy, as they have hit it in six of their last nine. Kentucky failed to cover in Thursday’s 23-point win, putting them at 6-2-2 against the spread in its last 10 games. Kentucky has been a team trending with the over, as it has hit it in six of its last nine games.