Kentucky vs. Arkansas - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (23-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (28-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday at Rupp Arena in a SEC college basketball battle of ranked teams.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 28-0 this season and are ranked number one in the nation. Kentucky is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 52.7 points and their opponents are shooting 34.3 percent. Aaron Harrison leads the Wildcats averaging 11.2 points per game. Devin Booker is averaging 11.1 points, Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kentucky is 17-0 at home and 15-0 in the SEC.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are 23-5 this season and they have won their last seven games and 10 of their last 11. Arkansas is averaging 79.5 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Bobby Portis leads the Razorbacks averaging 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Michael Qualls is averaging 15.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 9.9 points, and Anthlon Bell is averaging 8.1 points. Arkansas is 6-4 on the road and 12-3 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, 8-3-1 against the spread in Saturday games, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage better than .600. Arkansas is 7-3 against the spread in Saturday games, 1-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 8-39 against the spread in their last 57 road games. Arkansas is 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings with Kentucky.
I see Kentucky winning but the number is just too big. I will go with Arkansas and the points.