After a loss to Duke at Madison Square Garden and seven straight wins over mid-major programs at Rupp Arena, the No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats will face their first true road test of the season Saturday when they visit South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
This year’s game with Notre Dame is the second of a three-game series between the Cats and Irish that began last December at Rupp Arena. Notre Dame won that first game 64-63 after outscoring UK 48-26 in the first half and surviving a 37-16 Kentucky second-half run when Olivier Sarr missed a would-be game-winning 18-footer as time expired.
This year’s game was originally scheduled as a neutral sight game, but instead, the Cats are currently scheduled to play in South Bend Saturday and next season.
Notre Dame entered play just 3-4 on the year and dropped their ACC opener to Boston College last Friday. However, they are unbeaten at home this season and should offer a hostile environment for the visiting Wildcats.
As of Saturday morning, Kentucky is a 4.5-point favorite, according to DraftKings. The Irish are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games, but the Cats have lost five straight games vs. ACC foes.
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