Authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Saturday December 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST on CBS television.
The (6-2) and 18th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference will make the trip from Tobacco road to the Bluegrass State to take on the (10-0) and 1st ranked Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeast Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The team will play at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. This Sports Handicapper believes the North Carolina Tar Heels will battle Duke for the ACC championship, and it will go down to the final Saturday of the season. The Kentucky Wildcats are loaded again with a slew of talented Freshman in the nation. The betting line has Kentucky as a 12′-point home favorite Against The Spread and the betting odds total in not posted for Saturday’s game.
The 2014-15 North Carolina Tar Heels are predicted to finish in second place in the ACC right behind rivals Duke. North Carolina hasn’t made an NCAA March Madness Final Four appearance since 2009. With All-American Marcus Paige running the show at the point and strong core players, that could change. North Carolina has covered nine of ten Against The Point Spread vs. Kentucky since the 2004 season. The over is 7-3 North Carolina last Ten overall. North Carolina is 5-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under three on NCAA Basketball Expert ATS Predictions this season. The key to a North Carolina win is for Paige to play flawless in transition, North Carolina will get plenty of chances to run their fast break. North Carolina can play with Kentucky in the paint, their big men are talented and athletic.
The 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari again have one of the best cast of freshman in the country and the Harrison twins at the guard positions. Kentucky lost to Connecticut in the 2014 NCAA March Madness Final game and are looking for another trip to the final 4. The under is 21-5-1 Kentucky last 27 at home and the Wildcats are 5-5 Against The Point Spread their last Ten, going over the betting odds total once and staying under nine times. There will be over 20,000 fans in attendance Saturday, the key to a UK win is to play at their pace and tough in your face defense. .
Free Pick: North Carolina+12′.