Kentucky vs. LSU - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (18-12) at Kentucky Wildcats (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -13 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the LSU Tigers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 22-8 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Kentucky is averaging 78.5 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Jamal Murray leads the Wildcats averaging 19.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Tyler Ulis is averaging 16.7 points and 7.1 assists, Alex Poythress is averaging 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kentucky is 16-0 at home and 12-5 in the SEC.
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The LSU Tigers are 18-12 this season and they have won their last two games. LSU is averaging 80.1 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Ben Simmons leads the Tigers averaging 19.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. Craig Victor II is averaging 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, Antonio Blakeney is averaging 12.3 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 10.7 points. LSU is 3-7 on the road and 11-6 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 17-8-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 6-13 against the spread following a win. LSU is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 155 and I see this one staying under the number and the under is my free pick.