Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Razorbacks game? Catch the action at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR, as the Razorbacks hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN. In this Southeastern matchup, Kentucky is favored by -7 vs. Arkansas. The over/under for the game is 163 points.


The Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks +7

This game will be played at Bud Walton Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Razorbacks.
  • Not only will Arkansas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Wildcats Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After losing their last game to South Carolina by a score of 79-62, the Wildcats have gone 6-4 on the road over their last 10 games. Overall, they are 3-2 on the road this season, with an average scoring differential of +2.8 points per game.

So far this season, Kentucky has been favored in 14 of their 18 games, going 12-2 in those matchups. On the year, they are 14-4, including a 4-2 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

As the favorite this season, Kentucky has an ATS record of 8-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Kentucky is 3-2 ATS this year and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 163 for the Kentucky-Arkansas game is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (154.9). So far, 14 of their 18 games have had lower over/under lines than 163. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 169 points.

The Kentucky offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against South Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.3% and connected on 4 threes. Rob Dillingham was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, putting up 16 points. In addition, Antonio Reeves contributed 15 points.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 261st in the country at 77.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Carolina, the Gamecocks finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 79 points vs. Kentucky.

Do the Razorbacks Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Arkansas enters this game as a 7-point underdog, and they are 2-7 this season when considered the underdog. The Razorbacks are 10-3 at home this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, Arkansas is 10-9 this season, and they have lost two straight games. Their record in Southeastern Conference games is 1-5, and their non-conference record is 9-4.

Arkansas has an ATS record of 5-14 this season, including a mark of 5-8 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Razorbacks are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Arkansas’ over/under record this season is 13-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 163 is higher than the average OU line in their games (149.8) and their last three games have had an average of 141 points.

In their recent matchup, the Arkansas offense ended with 51 points against Ole Miss. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.3% and made 5 threes. The top scorer for the Razorbacks was Khalif Battle with 11 points, while Joseph Pinion also added 10 to the scoreboard.

Facing Kentucky, Arkansas aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.5 points allowed per game (267th). In their previous game vs. Ole Miss, the Rebels finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 77 points vs. Arkansas.