|Game||Kentucky vs Eastern Kentucky|
|Date & Time||Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Rupp Arena Lexington, KY
UK -29 Total 151
On Friday, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels will visit Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky to face the No. 2 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Eastern Kentucky (1-0) opened its season with a 79-68 victory over Chattanooga on Tuesday. Darius Hicks led the Colonels with 18 points and 12 boards, Houston King scored 19, and Jomaru Brown chipped in with 14.
Kentucky (1-0) opened its season with a 69-62 victory over the No. 1 ranked Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday. Tyrese Maxey led the Wildcats in scoring with 26 points. The freshman star hit a 3-pointer that clinched the win for Kentucky with just over one minute left to play. Ashton Hagans scored 11 points but made it difficult for Michigan State’s top player Cassius Winston to find his grove.
Houston King leads the Colonels in scoring with an average of 19.0 points per game, while Darius Hicks is second in scoring and the leading rebounder with averages of 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Russard Cruickshank is the team leader in assists with an average of 4.0 per game. Three players for the Colonels are averaging double figures in scoring
Tyrese Maxey is the leader in scoring for Kentucky with an average of 26.0 points per game. Nate Sestina is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.0 per game, while Ashton Hagans is second in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 11.0 points and 3.0 assists per game. Three players for the Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring.
Recent Betting Trends
- Eastern Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 on the road
- The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Colonels last 5
- Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
- The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Wildcats last 11 on Friday
Kentucky appears to be the real deal this season. The Wildcats looked impressive in an opening game win over the No. 1 ranked Michigan State Spartans. As has become commonplace, freshmen were the rule of the day, as Tyrese Maxey led the Wildcats with 26 points in his first game with the Wildcats. Kentucky will easily dispose of the Colonels but could lose interest and the cover, but that is doubtful. Final Score Prediction, Kentucky Wildcats win and cover ATS 87-55.