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LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Picks for this SEC Battle

Posted by: Mike Davis
LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Picks

Fans looking for a great college basketball betting matchup to wager on this Tuesday night need look no further than this evening’s LSU vs. Kentucky basketball matchup. The Tigers recently suffered a severe hiccup as they conceded a 90-889 loss to unranked Arkansas. Naturally, this places a high emphasize on this evening’s contest as LSU is now facing No. 5 Kentucky. Granted LSU comes in ranked 19th in the nation, but they’ll still have to prove that on the court tonight. So what kind of NCAA sports betting odds is LSU facing on the road this evening?

LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball – Tuesday, February 12th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
LSU +4½ (-110) 149 (-110) +360
Kentucky -8½ (-110) 149 (-110) -450
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LSU Tigers       

The Tigers enter this evening’s contest sporting a 19-4 record. And with a 9-1 record in conference play this season, LSU is currently tied for the No. 2 spot in the conference. Right now the SEC is led by Tennessee and their brilliant 10-0 undefeated conference record. Although LSU isn’t too far behind the Volunteers, they’ll also be counting on Tennessee to slip-up in order to bridge that gap. More importantly, LSU is tied alongside Kentucky for the No. 2 spot in the conference. With that in mind, it’s clear this contest is bound to have March Madness betting implications. So which team has the edge this evening? Tonight’s college basketball betting odds are favoring Kentucky heavily here. This isn’t all that shocking since Kentucky enters this matchup riding a 10 game winning streak that has led to their No. 5 nationwide ranking. Furthermore, UK ha to topple three nationally ranked opponents in that stretch so facing a No. 19 team is nothing new.

Players to Watch: Tremont Waters (15.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 6.1 apg), Naz Reid (13.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Skylar Mays (13.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.3 apg).

Kentucky Wildcats   

The Wildcats enter this evening’s contest sporting a 20-3 record. As aforementioned, the Wildcats are currently tied with Kentucky for the No. 2 spot in the SEC behind Tennessee. There’s no question that Kentucky brings more momentum into this matchup since LSU is 2-1 in their last 3. Furthermore, the Tigers have suffered 2 losses against unranked opponents, so they’re bound to have a tough time measuring up against the likes of Kentucky. The numbers for this evening matchup second this. Although the Tigers come in with the better offense, scoring 83.3 to Kentucky’s 78.7, LSU’s defense pales in comparison to Kentucky’s. This is because the Tigers are giving up 73.4 per game while Kentucky is allotting 65.2.

Players to Watch: PJ Washington (14.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), Keldon Johnson (13.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Tyler Herro (13.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg).

LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of LSU’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
  • LSU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
  • LSU is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 5 games at home
  • Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing LSU
  • Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing LSU
LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball matchup? All things considered, Kentucky is the only way to bet here. They have too much momentum, too much talent, and will be playing at home here. The money line isn’t all that great but you can certainly make a teaser prediction off of Kentucky. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 80-71 Kentucky.