As the No. 1 overall seed, Kentucky won handily in its opening NCAA Tournament game vs. No. 16 Hampton.
But the Wildcats were favored by 30-plus points, and their 23-point victory didn’t cover the spread.
When UK takes on Cincinnati Saturday, the Wildcats are a big favorite again – the line opened at 18.5, but has since dropped about 2 points.
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The game is scheduled for 2:40 p.m. Eastern tip off in Louisville, Kentucky.
The below numbers are supplied by sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com and are subject to change.
Kentucky-Cincinnati Point Spread
Kentucky … -16.5
Cincinnati … +16.5
Kentucky is 19-14-2 against the spread, Cincinnati is 15-14.
Over the past 10 games, UK is 7-2-1 ATS, Cincy 5-5.
Kentucky 10-0 straight up over the last 10, Cincinnati is 6-4.
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Over-Under … 119
UK is 15-20 vs. the over-under, UC 12-15-1.
Over the past 10 Kentucky games, the OVER has won 6 times.
Over the past 10 Cincinnati games, the UNDER has won 6 times.
Kentucky-Cincinnati Odds to Win the Tournament
Kentucky … 6/5
Cincinnati … 200/1
Kentucky has the best odds of any team to win the tournament and it’s going to stay that way. Were they the most impressive team in the Round of 64? No, but they’re still the favorites.
Pulling an upset of Kentucky wouldn’t all of a sudden make Cincinnati the new favorite. But it would bust a ton of brackets and probably make some Bearcat wagerers a little bit wealthier.
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Cincinnati
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
2:40 p.m. Eastern