Abilene Christian vs Kentucky March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction

Abilene Christian vs Kentucky March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats start the quest for another Final Four on Thursday when they battle the Abilene Christian Wildcats as the 2-seed in the deep Midwest Region. Will UK dominate overmatched Abilene Christian? Or, will the Wildcats play well enough to at least win against the spread?

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Abilene Christian vs Kentucky 2019 March Madness Odds & Game Info

Why #15 Abilene Christian Wildcats are a good bet +22.5?

Abilene hasn’t lost since Feb. 22. The Wildcats from Texas have run off 6 straight victories on the moneyline. They’ve gone 5-1 ATS in those 6 games with the only against the spread loss happening to rival Southeastern Louisiana in their conference tournament.

Abilene Christian will show no fear on Thursday and could make things tough on Kentucky in the first half. The Wildcats shoot 47.4% from the field.

Team Statistics

  • Points/G: 74.5
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 38.6
  • Free Throw %: 71.5
  • Rebounds/G: 33.1
  • Points/G: 63.1
  • Field Goal %: 43
  • 3-Point %: 33.2
  • Free Throw %: 72
  • Rebounds/G: 28.7

Why #2 Kentucky Wildcats are a good bet -22.5?

Is Kentucky the safest bet on Friday vs Abilene Christian?

Kentucky lost 3 times in their final 10 games heading into the NCAA Tournament, but look at who they lost to:  LSU 71-73 on Feb. 12, Tennessee 86-69 on Feb. 16, and Tennessee 78-82 in the SEC Tournament.

The Lexington Wildcats are good enough to win the Final Four this season. Coach Cal has got his players on the same page. They had Tennessee on the ropes in their last game, but failed to close the door. Calipari won’t let his squad fail on Thursday to close the door.

Team Statistics

  • Points/G: 76.7
  • Field Goal %: 47.8
  • 3-Point %: 36.4
  • Free Throw %: 74
  • Rebounds/G: 38.5
  • Points/G: 65.4
  • Field Goal %: 40.3
  • 3-Point %: 35
  • Free Throw %: 70.6
  • Rebounds/G: 27.3

March Madness Betting Trends for Abilene Christian vs Kentucky

  • Abilene is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
  • Abilene is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games
  • Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 3-1-2 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games

Abilene Christian vs Kentucky Final March Madness Betting Analysis

The problem Abilene Christian has in this game is that they haven’t faced a squad as athletically gifted as the Kentucky Wildcats. With that being written, Abilene players Jaren Lewis and Jaylen Franklin have developed a decent inside/outside game.

The pair could frustrate Kentucky on the offensive end. Not only that, but Abilene is great on defense, yielding only 63.1 points per game. They allow 43% shooting from the field and 33.2% shooting from three.

Kentucky won’t lose on Thursday. Covering a more than 22-point spread is asking a lot, though.

2019 March Madness Betting Pick: Abilene Christian +22.5

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