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LSU vs Kentucky Prediction and College Basketball Betting Picks

In an SEC college basketball matchup today, the LSU Tigers are taking on the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our LSU vs Kentucky prediction for the game today. 

LSU vs Kentucky Game Info

LSU Tigers (19-8, 7-7 SEC) vs. No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (22-5, 11-3 SEC)
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Rupp Arena — Lexington, KY
Coverage: ESPN

LSU vs Kentucky College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds

All college basketball betting odds for LSU vs Kentucky can be found at BetUS Sportsbook.

Moneyline: LSU: (+275) | UK: (-335)
Point Spread: LSU: +7.5 (-110) | UK: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 142.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

LSU vs Kentucky Prediction and College Basketball betting Picks
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LSU vs Kentucky College Basketball Betting Preview

LSU has found their groove again after a long cold streak threatened their chance at making the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers have won three of their last four games, but they aren’t in the dance just yet. A road win against an elite team like Kentucky would all but assure them a place at the table at this point. Coming off of a tough loss to unranked South Carolina, the Tigers have three of their last four games come against ranked opponents. The Tigers run through forward Tari Eason who leads LSU in scoring with just under 17 points per game. If the other guys on the team can step up in support, LSU’s offense can become lethal.

Kentucky has continued their hot streak although they did slip up on the road against Tennessee this past week. They’re a hard team to stop and the play of forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a big reason why. Tshiebwe is widely believed to be one of the favorites for the National Player of the Year award and it’s easy to see why as he averages over 16 points and 15 rebounds a game. If he can get Eason into foul trouble for LSU, this game could get out of hand rather quickly.

KenPom Rankings

KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com

TeamRkAdjOAdjDAdjT
LSU18106.887.269.7
Kentucky2120.692.568.3
  • LSU is 2-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in LSU’s last eight games.
  • LSU is 1-5 straight up in their last six road games.
  • Kentucky is 3-6 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The OVER is 9-4 in Kentucky’s last 13 games against LSU.

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LSU vs Kentucky Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks

In their last meeting in LSU in early January, the Tigers got the win, 65-60, thanks to some horrendous three-point shooting from the Wildcats. Kentucky shot just 33% from deep and Tshiebwe had an uncharacteristically down game with just eight points and 13 boards.

With the way both offenses have played recently, it’s unlikely we see another low-scoring affair between these two teams. With both teams shooting under 43% last time out, both offenses should be more efficient and put up much more points. While the total line is somewhat high, bet on the over. It would be foolish to bet against these two offenses.

Our college basketball betting LSU vs Kentucky prediction tonight will be OVER HITS at BetUS

For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Kentucky an 80.6% chance to win.

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