Saint Peter's at Kentucky: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Saint Peter's at Kentucky: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats (26-7) vs Saint Peter's Peacocks (19-11)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Kentucky Wildcats -17 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will play the Kentucky Wildcats in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Thursday Night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are coming off of a 6 point win against Monmouth in their last time out. Doug Edert scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Peacocks. He was the only double digit scorer for the Peacocks in the MAAC championship win. 

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are led in scoring by Daryl Banks who averages 11 points and 2.6 rebounds for this team. KC Ndefo averages 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds a game for this team. Doug Edert is the third leading scorer for the Peacocks as he averages 9.3 points a game for this team.

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The Peacocks are averaging 66.9 points per game on 43.1% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 61.8 points per game. They are shooting 68.3% from the free throw line.

The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off of a 7 point loss against Tennessee in their last time out. Keion Brooks led the way for Kentucky with 19 points. TyTy Washington had 17, and Sahvir Wheeler 10 in the loss.

The Kentucky Wildcats are led in scoring by Oscar Tshiebwe who averages 17 points and 15.2 rebounds for this team. TyTy Washington averages 12.8 points and 3.5 rebounds a night. Kellan Grady is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 11.5 points a game for this team.

The Wildcats are averaging 79.5 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66 points per game. They are shooting 73% from the free throw line.

The Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games as a favorite and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The Peacocks are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. I like the Peacocks here as this is just too many points for a Kentucky team that will easily win.

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Clayton’s Pick Saint Peter's -17

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