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Kentucky to Cover Spread vs LSU

This matchup between No. 17 Kentucky (18-7, 8-4 SEC) and LSU (13-12, 5-7) will be tough for NCAAB picks Feb. 21. Both teams are coming off big wins, which has a chance to sway bettors despite having different outlooks toward March Madness.

In the Wildcats’ last game, they faced Auburn, which was undefeated at home this season. Kentucky was nine-point underdogs and won 70-59. Similarly, on the road, the Tigers were eight-point underdogs against then No. 11 South Carolina and wonthe game 64-63.

Kentucky to Cover Spread vs LSU
Kentucky to Cover Spread vs LSU

Kentucky vs LSU Game Information

1. Game: Kentucky (18-7) vs LSU (13-12)
2. Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA
3. Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:00 p.m. ET
4. Kentucky vs LSU Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Given how Kentucky and LSU performed in their last game, college basketball spreads could struggle to find a consistent line. However, it does make sense that Kentucky is favored – the Wildcats are still in the hunt to finish on top of the SEC while LSU is five games back.

Kentucky vs LSU Odds and Spreads

1. Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog of 7.0-12.5.
2. Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
3. Wildcats are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog.
4. Tigers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.
5. Tigers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 7.0-12.5.
6. Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.
7. Over is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.
8. Over is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 games as a road favorite of 7.0-12.5.

Kentucky vs LSU ATS Pick: Kentucky -6½ -110

This game does seem like it could go either way for college basketball picks. Both teams are coming off road wins against ranked opponents and have decent momentum going into this matchup.

LSU has been underdogs in four straight games, but the last two are the most important. While being eight points underdogs, the Tigers managed to upset South Carolina, getting a win on last-second free throws. In the previous game, the Tigers were 11-point underdogs to Florida, and kept it close, losing 82-80 on the road.

However, there is a reason why college basketball predictions are siding with Kentucky. While this hasn’t been the best season for the Wildcats, they are still one of the top teams in the SEC, with a chance to win the conference if things go their way. Handing Auburn its first home loss could be a significant moment in Kentucky’s season.

While LSU will be home, Kentucky seems to have more to play for, trying to move up the SEC standings and preparing for March Madness. That should help the Wildcats have an edge in this game.

Kentucky vs LSU Over/Under Pick: Over 163 -110

The over in this game seems right for college basketball odds. While it usually makes sense to look at a team’s offense to tell if they might hit the over, Kentucky and LSU’s defensive issues suggest a high-scoring matchup.

Kentucky has the worst defense in the SEC when facing conference opponents, allowing 80.3 points per game. LSU is not far behind, ranked 12th in SEC play and allowing 80.1 points per game.

On top of that, both offenses are pretty decent. The Wildcats average the third-highest points per game in the nation (88.2) while the Tigers have two players averaging over 15 points when facing SEC teams.

Kentucky vs LSU Player Prop Pick: Antonio Reeves Over 20.5 points (+104)


Antonio Reeves has played a big part in Kentucky’s success this season. He has been the backbone of the offense, averaging 19.5 points while coming up in big moments. In the win over Auburn, Reeves had 22 points, leading all scorers. In a game that should be more high-scoring against LSU, expect Reeves to have a big offensive night.

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Kentucky vs LSU Score Prediction

Kentucky 87, LSU 78

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Can Kentucky win the SEC?


Right now, the top of the SEC is very congested, with six teams separated by two games. Kentucky is one of those teams giving it a chance.

Can LSU pull off the upset?


LSU does have the talent to show up and upset a weak Kentucky defense, plus it will be the home team, which could help them. However, Kentucky has more momentum and an elite offense.

 

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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