The Kentucky Wildcats are four-man winners in a row and start off like the Final Four that many expect them to be ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
LSU, meanwhile, has become a defensive powerhouse under coach Will Wade, marking the best defensive performance in the country, according to KenPom. The Tigers suffered their first loss on the road last week to Auburn, but will have a home display against a team in high form.
Here are the odds for this SEC head-to-head with Kentucky and LSU from WynnBET Spotsbook.
Total: 142 (Above -110/Under -110)
The Bayou Bengals took the money this morning, passing the opening score from -1 to -3.5, which is way too far for my liking in a game where I do essentially a coin flip.
While LSU prides itself on being the #1 defensive team in the country, they’re facing another monster in Kentucky. First, the Tigers flipped their opponents into a top five and restricted them from shooting 26% from the 3-point line, 42% on the 2nd line and 64% from the line. LSU is in a slump and I’ll count on this Kentucky team, the best offensive recovery unit in the country.
The Wildcats are taking over 43% of available second chances, which could also be due to some backlash, but as long as Oscar Tshiebwe plays, the UK will have an extra look behind. The big man is making a compelling case for National Player of the Year with his fussy 23.5% counter-attack.
This match will be fast-paced (both teams are in the top 60 for attacking possession), but I will rely on the physicality of the guests in this match. No team is too dependent on three, but I trust the Kentucky ball handlers to defend the rock and let Kentucky keep this in the second round of possession for more chances.
PICK: Kentucky +3.5, play to +2.5
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