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Kentucky vs Arkansas: Odds favor Razorbacks to beat Wildcats

Even former Hog Bobby Portis is surprised that oddsmakers think Arkansas is favored vs Kentucky.

It's no secret the Kentucky Wildcats haven't exactly played well on the road this season, and you have to wonder if that will get better anytime soon.

The Cats will be on the road Thursday night against an Arkansas program that's had the Cats' number when it comes to games played in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks have won three straight at home vs UK. Combined with the Cats' 1-3 record in road games this season while being 3-4 in games played away from Rupp Arena, oddsmakers don't think UK should be favored in this matchup.

That's why the early line for Thursday's clash has the 19th-ranked Cats as 1.5-point underdogs to the 9-8 Hogs. If that line holds, it will be the first time this season that UK has been an underdog. Even against then-No. 6 Duke in November saw UK as the favorites, but then again, much has changed since then.