Fort Wayne vs. Kentucky Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is favored at home tonight, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -19.5 points against Fort Wayne. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and will air live on the SEC Network.
Kentucky is off to a 4-1 start the season, losing 65-61 to Kansas in its lone loss. The Wildcats are 1-4 against the spread, failing to cover in any game that they are favored. Kentucky is putting up 71 points per game while allowing just 64 per contest. The Wildcats are being led by Kevin Knox, who is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. Hamidou Diallo is adding 12.6 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
Ft. Wayne is 3-1 on the season, winning its last three games. The Mastodons are 1-1 against the spread, covering in their last game against Illinois-Chicago. Ft. Wayne is averaging 74.3 points per game this season while allowing just 69 per game. The Mastodons are being led by Bryson Scott, who is averaging 22 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest while John Konchar is putting up 11.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. Kentucky is 0-4 against the spread in its last four home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. Ft. Wayne is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 Wednesday games and 33-15-5 ATS in their last 53 non-conference games. The public betting is backing Kentucky tonight, but the Wildcats have played to the level of their competition all season and I don’t see that changing tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FORT WAYNE +19.5