Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers College Basketball Betting Picks

LSU Hosts UK in SEC ESPN College Basketball Betting Showdown!

February 17th, 2020 NCAA Basketball, Sports Betting

Certainly, the late, great LSU basketball star Pistol Pete Maravich would be proud of his alma mater. Few teams in college basketball can score at the rate of the Bayou Bengals. Coach Will Wade is building a basketball powerhouse at Baton Rouge-based on prolific offense. As a result, the Tigers are a top tier SEC team with Auburn and Kentucky. Of course, coach John Calipari has built a perennial Final Four College Basketball betting favorite at Kentucky. Problematic, is that the Wildcats often fall short of lofty expectations. Calipari’s one and done ways have produced only one national title.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers

Date and Time:Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 8 p.m. ET
Location:Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kentucky vs. LSU TV Coverage:ESPN
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Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers Overview

Kentucky has shown, improved sports betting form with three covers in their last four games. As a result, U of K is 20-5 straight up, 12-13 against the spread and 13-12 over the total. John Calipari’s Cats rank 81st nationally for scoring offense and 73rd for points allowed. Four of Kentucky’s last six games stayed under the total. Most important of all the Wildcats lead the SEC standings.

LSU is 18-7 straight up, 11-13-1 vs. the line, and 14-10 over the total. Late on the Bayou Bengals have paid in only one of their last five outings. LSU has national rankings of 10th for scoring offense, but 273rd for points allowed. Of major concern is the inability to stop opposing offenses.

Key Wildcats: G Immanuel Quickley (15.0 PTS, 4.1 REB, 1.8 AST, 39.6 FGPCT, 91.5 FTPCT, 38.7 3PPCT), F Nick Richards (14.6 PTS, 8.2 REB, 66.0 FGPCT, 75.2 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Tyrese Maxey (13.9 PTS, 4.2 REB, 2.9 AST, 44.3 FGPCT, 82.3 FTPCT, 29.7 3PPCT)

Key Tigers: G Skylar Mays (16.5 PTS, 4.9 REB, 3.3 AST, 49.8 FGPCT, 85.0 FTPCT, 37.4 3PPCT), F Trendon Walford (13.9 PTS, 7.0 REB, 1.7 AST, 49.6 FGPCT, 66.7 FTPCT, 26.4 3PPCT), F Emmitt Williams (13.9 PTS, 7.1 REB, 1.2 AST, 56.0 FGPCT, 80.2 FTPCT, 37.5 3PPCT)

Kentucky and LSU Against the Spread

The Wildcats are:

  • 10-5 against the spread in their last 15 away games
  • 6-2 over the total on the road
  • 1-3 vs. the spread at LSU
  • 3-5 under the total on the road vs. the Tigers

The Tigers are:

  • 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games
  • 3-4-1 under the total in home games
  • 8-3 on the board in their last 11 games against Kentucky
  • 7-3 over the total head to head with the Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers College Basketball Betting Picks

Comparted to Kentucky, the Bayou Bengals have a vastly superior offense in this College Basketball betting matchup. U of K has shown to be a good team for 2019-20. However, they are nowhere great nor at the level of their perceived brand. The Pete Maravich Assembly Center will be jam-packed for this one. As mentioned earlier LSU has shown good value against Kentucky. Look for the Tigers to get the money yet again against the Wildcats.

Kentucky vs. LSU College Basketball Betting Pick: LSU Tigers
Kentucky vs. LSU College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: LSU 81, Kentucky 76

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