Many had been asking all week for a point spread, however Vegas hadn’t released one until just an hour or so ago.
Louisville opened as a 7.5 point favorite against Kentucky.
Many statistical college basketball gurus were setting the line at around 9-to-10. I honestly think 7.5 is pretty fair. I also expect the line to drop slightly before tipoff. However, If I am a betting man, which I’m not, I’d have to take Louisville.
It’s not that Kentucky doesn’t have a chance to win this game, but I think there is a better chance of Louisville winning by double digits than Kentucky keeping it that close.