The No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats welcome the Saint Joseph's Hawks to Lexington at 7 p.m. ET on Monday as part of the 2023 Wildcat Challenge. For this game, SportsLine consensus lists the Wildcats as 15-point favorites, while the over/under is set at 151 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Saint Joseph's has stellar defensive numbers this season. The Hawks have allowed only 58.5 points per game and 0.83 points per possession to begin the campaign. St. Joseph's is allowing giving up only 39.4% shooting inside the arc and blocking 11.0% of field goal attempts.
The model also knows Kentucky has four players averaging more than 12 points per game this season. The Wildcats are unbeaten at Rupp Arena, and Kentucky is scoring 1.21 points per possession. John Calipari's team is in the top ten nationally in ball security, committing a turnover on only 10.6% of possessions. Kentucky is also shooting 55.8% inside the arc and 37.7% from 3-point range.
Now, it has set its sights on Saint Joseph's vs. Kentucky. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread is the better value. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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