LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 23 (2/23): NCAAB

LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 23 (2/23): NCAAB

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Odds
Time 9:00 p.m. EST
LSU money line +270
LSU spread +7.5
Kentucky money line -340
Kentucky spread -7.5
Over / under 142.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  LSU Tigers Kentucky Wildcats
Record 19-8 22-5
Road / home record 2-6 16-0
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 73.07 80.93
Points allowed per game 61.85 65.26
Rebounds per game 36.72 38.31
Rebounds allowed per game 33.16 28.55
Over / under record 10-17 13-14

 

Preview

The LSU Tigers travel to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats on Wednesday night. These teams met last month and LSU came up with the victory 65-60 and cover the spread as -2 pts favorite.

LSU Tigers 

LSU have lost 6 of their last 8 games on the road and they're coming from a loss against Syracuse. The Tigers are 7-7 in conference games and fifth in the SEC with 35.6 rebounds per game led by Darius Days averaging 7.8.

Eason is scoring 16.9 points per game and averaging 7.1 rebounds for the Tigers. Brandon Murray is averaging 8.3 points and 1.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for LSU.

In  their last 10 games the Tigers are 4-6 and are averaging 69.7 points, 32.4 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 9.8 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.1 points.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS

#6 Kentucky are undefeated at home this season and they score 80.9 points and has outscored opponents by 15.6 points per game. Sahvir Wheeler is averaging 9.6 points and 7.1 assists for the Wildcats. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 10.5 points over the last 10 games for Kentucky.

Wildcats are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are averaging 75.7 points, 36.4 rebounds, 15.5 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.9 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

LSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.

LSU are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Kentucky.

Kentucky are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.

Kentucky are 16-0 SU in their last 16 games at home.

Prediction

Kentucky are undefeated at home, scoring 87.29 ppg and holding their opponents to 63.47 pts. LSU average 66.64 pts on the road so they won't get their average on this game. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS on the road and 2-12 last 14 games playing at Kentucky. Look for Kentucky to get their revenge and win by at least 8 pts.

PICK: Kentucky -7.5 (-110)

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