NCAA Basketball Action247 Insider: Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021
This week we have some big rivalry games on tap as we near the holiday. Conference play is going to be starting up in full swing soon, and teams are looking to get their last bit of non-conference resume-boosting in.
This should be a really good week of basketball as quite a few games have the potential to be very exciting. Look for some upsets to happen as teams start to look forward on their schedule.
Below, we will take a look at Louisville Cardinals vs Kentucky Wildcats this upcoming week and break down the matchup and who has the edge coming into the game.
The 7-3 Louisville Cardinals vs the 7-2 Kentucky Wildcats
The Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats meet on Wednesday in one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball. This is going to be a very good game as it always is between these two teams. Louisville sits at 7-3 on the season, and Kentucky is 7-2 and ranked #21 in the country.
Kentucky has the advantage of home court, and they are 7-0 on their home floor this season. Louisville is just 1-1 in away games this year. Kentucky can really score the basketball as they are averaging 80.3 points a game while Louisville is averaging 70.7 points a game.
Malik Williams is the man in the middle for Louisville as he scores 10.9 points a game and grabs 9.7 rebounds a game. He is a tough player to stop for anyone.
Oscar Tshiebwe is a dominant force for Kentucky as he scores 16.3 points a game and grabs 14.4 rebounds a contest. Look for this one to lean toward Kentucky on Wednesday night.
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