Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Kentucky Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/14/14
Kentucky Wildcats (12-3) at Arkansas Razorbacks (11-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -1 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kentucky Wildcats face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Arkansas Razorbacks were hoping to take a forward step this season but they have started their SEC schedule off losing their first two games. Arkansas is 9-1 at home this season and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25 as they look to get in the win column in both of those categories. Michael Qaulls is averaging 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game to lead the Hogs. Bobby Portis is averaging 12.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, Rashad Madden is averaging 11.2 points, and Alandise Harris is averaging 10.4 points. Arkansas is averaging 84.5 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Arkansas was rolling prior to starting SEC play.
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The Kentucky Wildcats have won four games in a row and they are ranked 14th in the nation. UK is 1-1 on the road this season and they have played the 12th ranked schedule in the country. Jukius Randle leads the Wildcats averaging 16.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. James Young is averaging 14.1 points, Aaron Harrison is averaging 14 points, and Andrew Harrison is averaging 10.9 points. As a team Kentucky is averaging 80.5 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Kentucky is improving each time out and they are looking like they are going to be a threat to go all the way when March Madness rolls around.
Arkansas is 7-1 against the spread following an against the spread loss, 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 home games, and 8-2 against the spread following a loss. Kentucky is 1-9-2 in their last 12 road games, 7-16-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-9-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record. The favorite is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
I expect a shootout here and my free pick is that this one goes over 155. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.