Betting on today’s Wildcats and Tigers game? Catch the action at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN. Kentucky is favored by -6.5 in this Southeastern conference matchup the against LSU. The over/under for the game is set at 163.5 points.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS LSU TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: LSU Tigers +6.5

This game will be played at Pete Maravich Assembly Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE LSU TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will LSU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 163.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Kentucky Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

With a record of 18-7, Kentucky enters this game on a two-game winning streak. The Wildcats have been favored in 20 of their 25 games, going 15-5 in those contests. On the road, Kentucky has a record of 6-3 this season, and they are coming off a 70-59 win over Auburn.

For the year, Kentucky’s average scoring margin on the road is +6.6 points per game. They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games, and they are 8-4 in Southeastern Conference play. Overall, Kentucky is 10-3 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Kentucky has gone just 10-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats are just 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Kentucky has an ATS mark of 5-4 this year and their last 3 road games vs. the spread have resulted in a 2-1 record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kentucky games is 18-7. On average, their games have finished with 165.5 points compared to an average over/under line of 157.2, resulting in a margin of 8.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 163.5 is higher than the over/under line in 19 of their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

In their recent matchup, the Kentucky offense ended with 70 points against Auburn. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 4 threes. Leading Kentucky in scoring vs. Auburn was Antonio Reeves with his 22 points. Adou Thiero also added 14 points for the Wildcats.

So far, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked 290th in the country at 77.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kentucky’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.9% this season.

Will the Tigers Make it Happen at Home?

LSU has been much better at home compared to on the road this season. They are 10-5 at home compared to 3-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.7, compared to -7.2 on the road.

As the underdog, LSU is just 3-10 this season. They have been the underdog in 13 of their 25 games this season. Overall, they are 13-12, including a 5-7 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

LSU’s ATS record this season is 11-14, including a mark of 6-9 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

LSU’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-12, and today’s over/under line of 163.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.4). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 162 points compared to their season average of 151.6 points per game.

The LSU offense is coming off a game where they scored 64 points against South Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% and connected on 5 threes. Leading LSU in scoring vs. South Carolina was Tyrell Ward with his 16 points. Jordan Wright also added 14 points for the Tigers.

At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 74.3 points per game. Against South Carolina, the Tigers’ defense gave up 63 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, South Carolina only made 5 free-throws.