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    The Louisville Cardinals (2-11) are heavy underdogs (+23.5) as they look to stop a four-game road losing streak when they square off against the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats (8-4) on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Rupp Arena. The game airs at 12:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 137.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Wildcats vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
    • Arena: Rupp Arena
    Kentucky vs Louisville Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Kentucky -23.5 137.5

    Kentucky Betting Stats & Information

    • Kentucky has gone 5-2 in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 71.4%).
    • The Wildcats have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -10000 or shorter.
    • So far this season, the Wildcats have compiled a 4-8-0 record against the spread.
    • The average total Kentucky has had in its games this season is 7.3 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Louisville Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Louisville has won one out of the eight games in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Cardinals have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +2800.
    • The Cardinals have only covered the spread twice in 13 opportunities this season.
    • The average over/under in Louisville’s games this year is 2.7 fewer points than the point total of 137.5 for this outing.

    Kentucky vs. Louisville Season Stat Comparison

    Kentucky Rank Kentucky AVG Louisville AVG Louisville Rank
    62nd 78.4 Points Scored 61.4 350th
    118th 66.4 Points Allowed 73.5 296th
    9th 38.3 Rebounds 30.7 269th
    5th 12.7 Off. Rebounds 6.9 321st
    85th 8.4 3pt Made 5.8 320th
    16th 17.8 Assists 8.6 361st
    128th 11.9 Turnovers 15.7 352nd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Kentucky Wildcats Leaders

    • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Wildcats is Oscar Tshiebwe, who averages 15.8 points and 13.6 rebounds per game.
    • Sahvir Wheeler is Kentucky’s best passer, dispensing 6.5 assists per game while scoring 9.1 PPG.
    • The Wildcats get the most three-point shooting production out of Antonio Reeves, who makes 2.6 threes per game.

    Louisville Cardinals Leaders

    • El Ellis’ points (17.1 per game) and assists (4.2 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Cardinals’ leaderboards.
    • Brandon Huntley-Hatfield grabs 6.3 rebounds per game (he also scores 8.1 points per game and adds 0.5 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Louisville rebounding leaderboard.
    • Ellis is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Cardinals, hitting two threes per game.
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