Kentucky vs. Missouri - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (8-11) at Kentucky Wildcats (15-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -17.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Missouri Tigers face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-4 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Kentucky is averaging 77.4 points per game and the yare shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Jamal Murray leads UK averaging 17.8 points per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 15.3 points and 6.0 assists, Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Alex Poythress is averaging 9.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Kentucky is 11-0 at home and 5-2 in the SEC.
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The Missouri Tigers are 8-11 this season and they have lost their last four games., Missouri is averaging 67.8 points per game and they are shooting 42.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Kevin Puryear leads Mizzou averaging 11.5 points per game. Wes Clark is averaging 10.4 points, Namon Wright is averaging 8.6 points, and Terrance Phillips is averaging 7.9 points. Missouri is 0-5 on the road and 1-5 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 11-4-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 3-9 against the spread following a win. Missouri is 3-7 against the spread against the SEC, 7-17-2 against the spread in their last 26 road games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Kentucky is just the far better team and I see them putting on a show at home at Rupp Arena.