LSU Tigers vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

LSU TigersKentucky Wildcats
Jan 26, 4:00 PM | Rupp Arena

LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds

10-6TEAM RECORD12-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for LSU when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 10-6 and 4-7 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 12-6 and 6-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 7-7, while the Tigers have a 7-4 mark.

View LSU vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 17-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Wildcats) and the No. 85 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-73 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 23 in NCAA hoops at 39.8 per game. Contrast that with Kentucky’s No. 30 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kentucky is the No. 201-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while LSU rates No. 53 at 7.6 per game.

Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 256-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, LSU was a 58-54 winner at home against Texas A&M. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. LSU got 17 points from Shavon Coleman en route to a 58-54 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 59-55 loser on the road against Alabama. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats endured a 59-55 loss at the hands of the Crimson Tide on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Kyle Wiltjer at Coleman Coliseum.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Texas A&M are 3-2
After a win are 6-4

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Mississippi are 8-2
After playing Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
LSU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
LSU is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Kentucky is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against LSU
Kentucky is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LSU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing LSU

Next up:
LSU home to Missouri, Wednesday, January 30
Kentucky at Mississippi, Tuesday, January 29

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