Kentucky Wildcats vs. Arkansas Razorbacks SEC Championship - 3/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (26-7) at Kentucky Wildcats (33-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The unbeaten an top ranked Kentucky Wildcats look to stay perfect with a win over the #20 Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC title game.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks normally strong offense wasn’t nearly up to their standards but it was more the enough to knock off Georgia 60-49 in the SEC semifinals. The defense made sure of that with the Bulldogs held to under 33% marksmanship wile the Razorbacks sank shots at 37% with ten more looks to give them six more buckets. Michael Qualls gave the offense a game high 15 points and six pulls on 5-13 from the floor in 28 minutes while Anthlon Bell tossed in ten points. Alandise Harris netted eight point with five others adding between 4-6 points with Bobby Portis hauling in 12 rebounds.
The number one Kentucky Wildcats continued on their road to perfection as they dismantled outmanned Auburn 91-67 in the SEC semifinals. The reward is a spot in the conference championship and a future #1 seed in the Big Dance when the tournament committee sends out the invitations. UK led by 18 at the intermission and stretched the lead even further over the final 20 minutes to win with ease. Auburn was dead in the water with 33% shooting with UK burning the nets at 56% while owning a +15 on the backboards. Willy Cauley-Stein gave the Wildcats 18 points and seven boards on 7-9 shooting with Andrew Harrison tossing in 15 points. Trey Lyles, Aaron Harrison and Devon Booker added 12 points apiece with the entire nine man rotation scoring.
The Razorbacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. Arkansas are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Wildcats are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win and 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. Kentucky are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Southeastern and 11-2-3 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games. This one comes down to whether UK wants to destroy Arkansas or just win big. Maybe winning big is good enough, maybe it isn’t…