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Kentucky vs LSU Betting Preview

The visiting top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have domiated LSU recently and face a 9.5-point spread Saturday as they try to do it again in SEC basketball betting action at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In the last two meetings, and the Wildcats have won by a combined 64 points, but they struggled against Georgia earlier this week.

LSU meanwhile lost to Mississippi Stare this week, falling to 1-14 in their last 15 against ranked foes.
Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 20-1 and 6-14 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 12-8 and 11-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 7-10, while the Wildcats have a 7-11-1 mark.

View Kentucky vs LSU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
LSU opened as 9-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt and it has been bet up already at TopBet. The total sat around 132 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. LSU is rated No. 31 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kentucky is at No. 8. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-72 win for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature LSU's No. 48-rated squad against Kentucky's No. 10-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, LSU rates No. 215 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 227 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.8 points per game. LSU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 57-44 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Darius Miller scored 19 points leading the Wildcats to a 57-44 victory over Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday.

Last time out for LSU, they were a 76-71 loser as they battled Mississippi State on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. The Tigers got 17 points from Andre Stringer, but it was Mississippi State that prevailed in a 76-71 final on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee are 7-3
After playing Georgia are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Arkansas are 3-7
After playing Mississippi State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6


A few Wildcats at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LSU
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 6 games
LSU is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kentucky
LSU is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Kentucky

Next up:
Kentucky home to Tennessee, Tuesday, January 31
LSU home to Arkansas, Saturday, February 4