Kentucky vs Florida A&M Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The Florida A&M Rattlers (2-7) will try to halt a seven-game road losing skid at the Kentucky Wildcats (7-3) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Rattlers features the Wildcats as mammoth 37.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is 134.5.

Kentucky vs. Florida A&M Odds

Point Spread for Kentucky vs. Florida A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 37.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Kentucky as the favorite.

Kentucky vs. Florida A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kentucky has odds to pick up the win, while Florida A&M is listed at to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Arena: Rupp Arena

Kentucky vs. Florida A&M Betting Trends

Kentucky has played 10 games, with four wins against the spread. Kentucky’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under four times in seven opportunities (57.1%).

Florida A&M has four wins against the spread in seven games this season. Florida A&M has gone over the point total 42.9% of the time this year (three of seven games with a set point total).

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Kentucky vs. Florida A&M Key Players to Watch


Oscar Tshiebwe paces the Wildcats with 15.1 points per contest and 13.6 rebounds (third in the country), while also posting 1.8 assists. Cason Wallace averages 10.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest, shooting 46.9% from the floor and 44.7% from downtown with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game. Jacob Toppin averages 11.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Sahvir Wheeler paces his team in assists per contest (6.4), and also puts up 9.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Florida A&M

Jaylen Bates is averaging a team-high 7.1 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 9.6 points and 0.6 assists, making 38.8% of his shots from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range, with 1 treys per game. Jordan Tillmon is the Rattlers’ top scorer (10 points per game), and he posts 1.9 assists and 3 rebounds. The Rattlers receive 6.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Hantz Louis-Jeune. The Rattlers get 5.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Chase Barrs.

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What you need to know about the Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats are putting up 77.8 points per game (80th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 64 points per contest (70th-ranked). Kentucky is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking eighth-best in college basketball with 39.1 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 144th with 30.3 rebounds allowed per contest.

Kentucky ranks 139th in college basketball with 8 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 42nd with a 38.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6.4 treys conceded per game, the Wildcats are 94th in the nation. They are allowing a 31.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 121st in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Florida A&M Rattlers

The Rattlers are the -4-worst team in the country in points scored (54.9 per game) and 287th in points conceded (73.4). On the boards, Florida A&M is 288th in the country in rebounds (30.2 per game). It is the worst in rebounds allowed (36.9 per game).

Florida A&M is the second-worst squad in college basketball in 3-pointers made (4.4 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (26.8%). The Rattlers are 177th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.1 per game) and 257th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.6%).

Kentucky vs. Florida A&M Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Kentucky, and we predict that Florida A&M will cover the spread (Kentucky -37.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Kentucky vs. Florida A&M

You can bet on Kentucky vs. Florida A&M at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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