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Take Kentucky as Road Favorites To Cover Against Arkansas

In its last game, No.6 Kentucky (14-4, 4-2) was upset, losing for the second time in SEC play, making this road matchup against Arkansas (10-9,1-5) have a little more value. Arkansas only has one win in conference play, which should lean picks toward Kentucky for NCAA basketball tonight.

In the Wildcats’ last outing, they were upset by South Carolina, losing 79-62, their lowest-scoring game this season. The Razorbacks did not have much luck, losing to Ole Miss 77-51.

Take Kentucky as Road Favorites To Cover Against Arkansas


Kentucky vs Arkansas Game Information

  1. Game: Kentucky (14-4) vs Arkansas (10-9)
  2. Location: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, AR
  3. Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m. ET
  4. Kentucky vs Arkansas Live Stream: TBS.com

Kentucky will need a bounce-back performance against Arkansas and should be able to do so. NCAAB predictions are leaning toward Kentucky getting a win.

Kentucky vs Arkansas Odds and Spreads

  1. Wildcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog.
  2. Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.
  3. Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
  4. Razorbacks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 13.0 or greater.
  5. Razorbacks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite of 13.0 or greater.
  6. Razorbacks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
  7. Over is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 games as a road underdog.
  8. Over is 5-0 in Wildcats last 5 games as an underdog.

Pick Against the Spread: Kentucky -6½ -110

After being upset, it might be hard to back Kentucky in college basketball picks, but this is a completely different opponent compared to South Carolina. Plus, during the season, for the most part, the Wildcats have continually looked like one of the top teams in the nation.

Kentucky averages the most points per game in the nation at 89.9. Scoring 62 points against South Carolina, a season-low, was a surprise. However, South Carolina does happen to have arguably the best defense in the SEC, allowing the fewest points per game (64.5).

Arkansas’s defense is the exact opposite. The Razorbacks allow the most points per game in the SEC (77.5), which is why college basketball odds are leaning toward the Wildcats in this matchup. Kentucky has the talent and offensive skill to exploit Arkansas’s defensive shortcomings.

On top of that, Kentucky will play with a chip on its shoulder after being upset. That will make it harder for Arkansas to cover against the Wildcats, let alone beat them.

Over/Under Pick: Over 164 -115

The over/under in this game can be tough, especially with college basketball lines setting such a high number. While Arkansas has the worst scoring defense in the SEC, Kentucky is not too far behind, allowing 77.3 points per game, the second most.

Both teams have questionable defense, making the over seem like a great betting option. Given how good Kentucky’s offense has been this season, it is clear it can take advantage of Arkansas’s weak defense. Furthermore, the Razorbacks are still averaging 76.2 points per game, tied for seventh in the SEC.

However, the main concern is that both teams struggled offensively in their last game. The Wildcats scored a season low, while the Razorbacks tied their lowest-scoring game. That definitely can cause some hesitancy when taking the over.

Player Prop Pick: Antonio Reeves Over 17  points ( -188 )

In the loss to South Carolina, Antonio Reeves did not play his bestl. He finished the game with 15 points, shooting 6-18 from the field, far from what he usually produces. Reeves averages 19.7 points per game through six SEC games, shooting 47.6% from the field. Expect him to return to his usual level of play against Arkansas.

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Kentucky vs Arkansas Score Prediction

Kentucky 87, Arkansas 79

Questions of the Day

Does Kentucky’s recent loss change its chance of winning the SEC?

The SEC will be a challenging conference to win, but based on the talent on Kentucky’s roster, it will always have a chance to finish first.

Is Kentucky on upset watch against Arkansas?

After being upset in its last game, Kentucky should be ready to face Arkansas while being much more motivated.

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