Kentucky at Arkansas - 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (22-6) vs Kentucky Wildcats (23-5)
Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Bud Walton Arena)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kentucky Wildcats will go on the road to play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a SEC matchup on Saturday.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 23-5 (12-3) this season and have won eight of their last nine games. Kentucky is coming off of a victory against LSU by a score of 71-66. Kentucky shot 46.9% from the field and was +12 in rebounding margin in the game. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Wildcats with 17 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Kentucky is averaging 80.6 points per game and is giving up 65.3 points per game against, while also averaging 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game. Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 16.4 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game, while TyTy Washington Jr. (questionable) is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Wildcats. Kentucky is shooting 48.6% on field goals, 73.1% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 22-6 (11-4) this season and have won 12 of their last 13 games. Arkansas defeated Florida in their last game by a score of 82-74. Arkansas shot 46% from the field and 85% from the free throw line in the game. JD Notae led the Razorbacks with 22 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Arkansas is averaging 77.5 points per game and is giving up 67.4 points per game against, while also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. JD Notae is averaging 18.7 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, while Stanley Umude is averaging 11.1 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Razorbacks. Arkansas is shooting 44.1% on field goals, 74.6% on free throws, and 31.3% on three pointers.
Kentucky is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 road games. The under is 7-2 in Kentucky’s last 9 road games. Arkansas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 23-10-1 ATS in Arkansas’ last 34 Saturday games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
This is going to be an excellent game between the second and third best teams in the SEC. Kentucky has the edge in most of the stats, but Arkansas is at home and has only lost once in their last 13 games. I am taking Arkansas at home.
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