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#10 Kentucky vs LSU (-2.5) – 9:00 PM
The Kentucky Wildcats (20-5) take on the LSU Tigers (18-7) in a critical SEC matchup. The Wildcats have now won their last four games after taking down Ole Miss 67-62 on Saturday. LSU has now lost three of their last four after falling to Alabama 88-82 on Saturday.
Kentucky has been a very balanced team this season. They rank 79th in points scored per game and 74th in points allowed per game. The Wildcats are one of the best free-throw shooting teams in the country, ranking fourth. They shoot well from the field (60th) but struggle from three (264th). Defensively, Kentucky defends well from everywhere on the court, ranking 18th in FG% allowed and 24th in 3PT% allowed.
LSU is a very talented team that is capable of playing with any team in the country on any given night. The Tigers are 10th in the country in points per game. Like Kentucky, the Tigers shoot well from the field (19th) and from the line (14th). The one area they struggle with is from three (280th). As good as the Tigers’ offense is, their defense has had issues. LSU is 273rd in points allowed per game. They are above average in opponent FG% (129th) but have a hard time defending the three (268th).
These teams are fairly even despite Kentucky’s advantage on defense. At home, the Tigers have the advantage in this one in a game they need if they want to stay in contention for the SEC regular-season title. LSU is 13-1 at home this season and 16-3 as the favorite. LSU should be able to pull the upset tonight behind their excellent offense as their defense steps up enough to get them a cover in the process. The Tigers should take this one somewhere in the range of 78-72.