Kentucky vs. Missouri - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (7-8) at Kentucky Wildcats (15-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -27.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers face off on Tuesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington for a SEC college basketball matchup.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-0 this season and are the top ranked team in the nation but they have been pushed to overtime in each of their last two games. Kentucky is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 51.5 points and their opponents shoot 31.3 percent. Aaron Harrison leads the Wildcats averaging 11.5 points per game. Devin Booker is averaging 10.7 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.5 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 8.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. This is UK’s 12th home game this season.
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The Missouri Tigers are 7-8 this season and have opened their SEC schedule 1-1 after losing at Auburn on Saturday. Missouri is averaging 66.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the field while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points ad their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Johnathan Williams III leads the Tigers averaging 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Montaque Gill Caesar is averaging 11.5 points, Wes Clark is averaging 9.4 points, and Keith Shamberger is averaging 9.1 points. Missouri is 1-2 on the road and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25.
Kentucky is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 3-7 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Missouri is 3-0-2 against the spread in their last five games, 7-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7-1 agaisnt the spread in their last nine road games.
As much as I see Kentucky dominating, 25 is too big of a number to be laying so it is either take the points or stay away.