College Basketball Betting – Miami Ohio at Kentucky

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting on Monday has Kentucky a big favorite at home against Miami of Ohio.

The Wildcats began the John Calipari era with a win over Morehead State on Friday as Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points while Patrick Patterson added 20. This will be the second game for Miami of Ohio in NCAA basketball betting as they lost their opener to Towson.

College basketball betting is going to be popular on Kentucky this season but that does not mean it will be profitable. The Wildcats did not cover their opener as they won by 16 points but were laying 20.5 in NCAA basketball betting. Kentucky was without freshman John Wall in the college basketball betting opener but he will be back for this game on Tuesday.

This is the 24th NCAA basketball betting meeting between Miami and Kentucky with the Wildcats leading the series 20-3. The two teams last met on Nov. 15, 2006 with Kentucky posting a 57-46 win. The Wildcats have won 18 straight against the Red Hawks in this college basketball betting series.

Miami of Ohio lost 82-71 at Towson in their college basketball betting opener. Miami lost almost 60% of their scoring from last season so they could struggle early in NCAA basketball betting this season. Four true freshmen are looking for playing time for Miami this college basketball betting season. They are Drew Kelly, Allen Roberts, Orlando Williams and Drew McGhee. The leading player for Miami is Kenny Hayes who was selected to the East Division All-MAC Preseason Team.

Miami has not beaten a ranked team since 2001 so it doesn’t seem likely they will win this game against Kentucky. They may not even be able to stay within the big college basketball betting number. The one positive for Miami is that they are 3-0-1 in in their last 4 vs. the SEC. The problem for Miami in college basketball betting is that they are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.

The Wildcats are 7-3 in college basketball betting in their last 10 non-conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home college basketball betting games.

The college basketball betting Over is 6-1 in the Red Hawks last 7 overall. The Under is 6-1 in the Wildcats last 7 overall. The Under is 9-3 in the Wildcats last 12 home games.

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