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Kentucky vs Oakland Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Kentucky vs Oakland Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 3 seed Kentucky Wildcats (23-9) will aim to beat the No. 14 seed Oakland Golden Grizzlies (23-11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena. This contest tips off at 7:10 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Kentucky vs. Oakland Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: PPG Paints Arena

Kentucky is a 13.5-point favorite against Oakland on Thursday and the total has been set at 159.5 points. Here's a few betting trends and insights if you are planning on making a wager on the matchup.

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Kentucky vs. Oakland: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Kentucky has won 18 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 14 times.
  • Oakland has compiled a 22-12-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Oakland covers the spread when it is a 13.5-point underdog or more 75% of the time. That's more often than Kentucky covers as a favorite of 13.5 or more (41.7%).
  • The Wildcats sport a worse record against the spread at home (8-10-0) than they do in away games (7-3-0).
  • The Golden Grizzlies' winning percentage against the spread at home is .538 (7-6-0). On the road, it is .688 (11-5-0).

Kentucky vs. Oakland: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Kentucky has come away with 17 wins in the 23 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • This season, the Wildcats have been victorious 10 times in 11 chances when named as a favorite of at least -1050 or better on the moneyline.
  • Oakland has put together a 7-5 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 58.3% of those games).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +660 or longer, the Golden Grizzlies have a 1-3 record (winning only 25% of their games).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Kentucky has a 91.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Kentucky vs. Oakland Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Kentucky outscores opponents by 9.7 points per game (scoring 89.4 per game to rank second in college basketball while giving up 79.7 per contest to rank 344th in college basketball) and has a +312 scoring differential overall.
  • Antonio Reeves' team-leading 20.0 points per game ranks 32nd in the nation.
  • Oakland's +119 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.5 points per game) is a result of putting up 76.4 points per game (97th in college basketball) while giving up 72.9 per outing (216th in college basketball).
  • Trey Townsend paces Oakland, averaging 16.9 points per game (135th in college basketball).
  • The 37.6 rebounds per game the Wildcats average rank 72nd in college basketball. Their opponents record 36.7 per outing.
  • Tre Mitchell averages 7.0 rebounds per game (ranking 180th in college basketball) to lead the Wildcats.
  • The Golden Grizzlies rank 136th in the country at 35.9 rebounds per game. That's 1.6 more than the 34.3 their opponents average.
  • Townsend is 103rd in the nation with 7.8 rebounds per game, leading the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Kentucky's 106.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank sixth in college basketball, and the 94.9 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 243rd in college basketball.
  • The Golden Grizzlies rank 107th in college basketball with 98.0 points scored per 100 possessions, and 204th defensively with 93.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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