Arkansas vs. Kentucky - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (13-4) at Arkansas Razorbacks (9-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and Arkansas Razorbacks meet Thursday at the Bud Walton Arena.
The Kentucky Wildcats need a victory after winning just six of their last 10 games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 77.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 41 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 assists. Isaiah Briscoe is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Poythress is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from beyond the arc. Kentucky is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 83.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Anthlon Bell is averaging 17.1 points and 1.2 assists while Moses Kingsley is averaging 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Dusty Hannahs is the third double-digit scorer and Jabril Durham is dishing 7.2 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 44.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. Arkansas is allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won 14 of their last 16 home games.
The Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 vs. Southeastern. The Razorbacks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Can we trust Kentucky on the road? I'd say no. Arkansas is a very solid home team and shoots the ball extremely well. The young Wildcats have to prove they can win away from home before I back them. I like the Razorbacks.