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Kentucky vs Arkansas Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/7/23

Arkansas Razorbacks (16-7) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (16-7)
February 7, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -5.5 / Arkansas Razorbacks +5.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kentucky Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Rupp Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Kentucky is listed as a 5.5-point favorite with a ML price of -250. The total for this game is set at 139.5 points.


For Arkansas, Nick Smith Jr. remains out indefinitely with his knee injury and Trevon Brazile is out for the season with a knee injury. For Kentucky, Grant Darbyshire is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

Matchup History

Arkansas’ 75-73 win back on February 26th, 2022, made it back-to-back wins for the Razorbacks in this head-to-head matchup.


Arkansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss while the under is 15-3 in their last 18 games following a win. Kentucky is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 home games.


I’m backing the over here. I think this is going to be an entertaining matchup between two teams looking to push the pace and I do love this spot for the over once all is said and done. This just feels like a game where we get into the mid-140s, so I’ll take the over here and watch the offenses come to play in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 139.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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