College Basketball Betting Preview: Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

by | Feb 12, 2019 | NCAA Basketball

Matchup at a Glance

Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky

When: Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM ET

Spread: Kentucky -9

Total: 149

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BookMaker has the Kentucky Wildcats favored by 9 points over the LSU Tigers. The Kentucky Wildcats enter this game ranked 5th in college basketball with a record of 20-3 and have won ten games in a row including a road win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday by a score of 71-67.

The LSU Tigers enter this game ranked 19th in college basketball with a record of 19-4 and have won four of their last five games including two wins in a row and are coming off a road win over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday by a score of 83-78. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog LSU Tigers.

LSU Tigers

The Tigers are 19-4 and 13-9-1 ATS.  The LSU Tigers are a tournament team, but I don’t see them winning the SEC over Tennessee or Kentucky this season. LSU is 13-9-1 ATS overall, 10-7-1 ATS after a win, 5-1 ATS on the road and 3-1-1 ATS as an underdog.

Tremont Waters leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with 362 points, 140 assists and 70 steals. Naz Reid leads the team in rebounds with 143. Kavell Bigby-Williams leads the team in blocks with 44.

LSU is averaging 83.35 points per game which ranks 16th in college basketball. They are averaging 13.22 offensive rebounds per game which is above the 10.14 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 13.87 assists per game which is above the 13.43 average for the rest of college basketball.

The Tigers are allowing 73.39 points per game which is above the 72.55 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 25.17 defensive rebounds per game which is below the 25.29 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 9.78 steals per game which is above the 6.42 average for the rest of college basketball.

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Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats are 20-3 and 14-9 ATS.  The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the best teams in the SEC and will challenge Tennessee for the SEC Championship this season. Kentucky is 14-9 ATS overall, 13-6 ATS after a win, 7-6 ATS at home and 12-9 ATS as a favorite.

PJ Washington leads the team in scoring and rebounds with 326 points and 185 rebounds. Ahston Hagans leads the team in assists and steals with 103 assists and 51 steals. Nick Richards leads the team in blocks with 33.

Kentucky is averaging 78.7 points per game which ranks 43rd in college basketball. They are averaging 12.35 offensive rebounds per game which is above the 10.14 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 14.17 assists per game which is above the 13.43 average for the rest of college basketball.

The Wildcats are allowing 65.17 points per game which is below the 72.55 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 26.7 defensive rebounds per game which is above the 25.29 average for the rest of college basketball. They are averaging 6.7 steals per game which is above the 6.42 average for the rest of college basketball.

Kentucky gets the win, but LSU gets the cover

There’s no doubt that Kentucky is a better team than LSU, but LSU has done well ATS in recent meetings with the Wildcats. LSU is 7-3 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Kentucky while the Wildcats are outscoring the Tigers by an average of 77.7 to 73.8 in those games. The Wildcats are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Tigers while outscoring LSU by an average of 86.67 to 77.67 in those contests. I look for Kentucky to get the win, but I also look for LSU to get the cover. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.

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