Planning on watching today’s Razorbacks and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 1:30 ET on CBS. The odds for this Southeastern conference game currently have Kentucky as the -13.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 166.5 points.

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS VS KENTUCKY WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks +13.5

This game will be played at Rupp Arena at 1:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Kentucky winning straight-up, we like Arkansas at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 166.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Razorbacks Make it Happen in Lexington?

Arkansas enters this game as a 13.5-point underdog, and the Razorbacks have gone 4-11 this season when not favored. They are coming off an 85-82 loss to Vanderbilt and have gone 2-8 on the road this year.

Overall, Arkansas is 14-14, including a 5-10 record in Southeastern Conference play. The Razorbacks have gone 9-4 in non-conference games this season.

As the underdog, Arkansas has an ATS record of 6-9 this season. Their overall ATS mark is just 10-18. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Razorbacks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 3-7 and they are 2-1 ATS in their last three road games.

Arkansas’ over/under record this season is 20-8. So far today, the average over/under line in their games is 149.8 and their games have averaged 153.9 points. This year, 23 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 166.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 158 points compared to their season average of 153.9 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Arkansas offense tallied 82 points in a matchup against Vanderbilt. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%, and they made 10 threes. Tramon Mark is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.9. Meanwhile, Khalif Battle also brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

At this time, the Razorbacks’ defense is positioned 298th in the country, permitting 77.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. Kentucky, the Arkansas defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Arkansas made 26 free-throws vs. the Razorbacks.

Can Kentucky Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, Kentucky has gone 13-4 and has an average scoring margin of +13.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Wildcats have gone 7-3.

Coming off a 91-89 win over Mississippi State, Kentucky is 20-8 overall and 10-5 in Southeastern Conference play. They have won two straight games and have gone 16-6 when favored this season.

As the favorite this season, Kentucky has gone 11-11 against the spread. Their ATS record at home is 10-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are just 3-7.

Today’s over/under line of 166.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kentucky’s games this season (158.1). So far, the over/under record for the Wildcats is 20-8. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 180 points.

The Wildcats’ offense wrapped up their last game with 91 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 88.8 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Antonio Reeves, who holds an average of 19.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Rob Dillingham is averaging 14.8 points per game this season.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 305th in the country, permitting 78.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Arkansas. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.0%.