LSU vs. Kentucky - 2/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (23-0) at LSU Tigers (17-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)
The Line: LSU Tigers +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the LSU Tigers face off on Tuesday at the Pete Maravich Center in a SEC college basketball matchup.
The LSU Tigers are 17-6 this season and they got back to winning on Saturday knocking off Alabama in Baton Rouge. LSU is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Jordan Mickey leads the Tigers averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds per game. Jarell Martin is averaging 16 points and 9.0 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.5 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. LSU is 11-2 at home and 6-4 in the SEC.
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The Kentucky Wildcats are 23-0 after surviving another competitive game on Saturday Night at Florida. Kentucky is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 51.5 points and their opponents are shooting 33.5 percent. Aaron Harrison is averaging 11.5 points to lead UK. Devin Booker is averaging 10.7 points, Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging .9 points and 6.3 rebounds. Kentucky is 6-0 on the road and 10-0 in the SEC.
LSU is 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-3-2 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 3-1-1 against the spread in Tuesday games. Kentucky is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of their last five meetings of these two.
LSU has the type of roster that should give Kentucky a hard time and I look for LSU to at the very least cover the spread here.