It’s only been four years since Kentucky and Indiana have faced each other, but it’s felt more like a decade since we’ve seen what was one of the most intense rivalries in college basketball.
But this might be worth the wait.
Tyler Ulis vs. Yogi Ferrell, two of the best point guards in America. Efficient, versatile offense vs. efficient versatile offense. SEC champ vs. Big Ten champ. Storied program with 17 Final Four appearances vs. storied program with eight Final Four appearances.
And a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line.
You can click here for information on when and where to watch the game, and you can read on for all the odds, courtesy of OddsShark:
Kentucky vs. Indiana Betting Information
Spread: Kentucky (-3)
Moneyline: Indiana (+140); Kentucky (-160)
Betting Trends: That over/under is the highest of the day, a testament to how well each team can fill it up. The Hoosiers are second in the country in effective field-goal percentage, while Kentucky is first in Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted offensive efficiency rankings. 155 is a lot, especially during tournament play, but this could easily turn into a shootout.
In terms of trends, Kentucky is 6-0 straight up and 6-0 against the spread over the last six games, while Indiana is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread during that span. In a battle of college basketball giants, something has to give.