Week eight of the men’s College Basketball season arrives and with it a smaller schedule of games will be played due to the Christmas holiday. Most of the action will be played on Saturday and Sunday of this coming weekend and will feature a few of the more exciting non conference NCAAB Betting matchups.
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#3 Louisville Cardinals vs #18 Kentucky WildcatsThe game of the day will see two bitter rivals take the court when the Louisville Cardinals travel to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. This will be the 52nd meeting between the school’s dating all the way back to 1913.
Louisville is coming off their first loss of the season last week in an upset to Texas Tech. Jordan Nwora has been one of the best players in the country this season with a stat line of 21 points and 7 rebounds a game on 49 percent shooting.
Kentucky has lost their last two games coming into this matchup but could make a huge statement with a home victory. Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans have shown a special ability to get to the basket as they score the most paint points in the SEC.
The Wildcats are the more balanced team as four of their top scorers are averaging double digits per game. They also happen to be one of the best free throw shooting teams in the country with a team average of 82 percent. This should be a great game as a result of both teams having similar matchups.
#22 West Virginia Mountaineers vs #2 Ohio State BuckeyesThe West Virginia Mountaineers will travel across the state line to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the better games of the weekend. This is the first annual Cleveland Classic and will be the 17th time these two schools have ever met.
Ohio State has the all time lead at 9-7 but West Virginia has won seven of the last eight games in the series. Both teams enter play with only one loss on the season but have won their last three games prior.
Ohio State is one of the best teams in the country after an impressive schedule to start the year has propelled them into the spotlight. Senior Kaleb Wesson has been the driving force for the success as one of the most dominant forwards in the country on both sides of the floor as his 2.2 blocks a game leads the Big 10.
If not for a last second buzzer beater then West Virginia would be entering this game as undefeated. A win for the Mountaineers will be critical for them as their schedule only gets tougher when they start Big 12 play.
The strength of this team is the post play as they have three of their starters posting near double-doubles. They have won the rebounding margin in every game of the season so far. Ohio State is the deeper team playing at home and that usually means trouble for the road team.