Kentucky vs LSU Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

LSU (13-12) vs Kentucky (18-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

Betting Odds: LSU +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kentucky Wildcats look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The LSU Tigers need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers prediction.

Kentucky Wildcats Betting Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off wins over Ole Miss and Auburn. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 88.2 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Antonio Reeves is averaging 19.5 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Rob Dillingham is averaging 14.7 points and 3 rebounds. Reed Sheppard is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Mitchell is dishing 3.1 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

LSU Tigers Betting Preview

The LSU Tigers recently lost to Alabama and Florida, while beating South Carolina. The LSU Tigers are averaging 77.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jalen Cook is averaging 15.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jordan Wright is averaging 15 points and 5.1 rebounds. Will Baker is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrell Ward is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.

LSU Tigers Team Facts

  • LSU has won each of its last seven night games at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
  • Thirty-five of LSU's last 37 night games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 164 or fewer points.
  • LSU has lost the first half in nine of its last 10 games against AP-ranked opponents.

Kentucky Wildcats Team Facts

  • Kentucky has won 13 of its last 15 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Thirty-six of Kentucky's last 37 road night games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 164 or fewer points.
  • Kentucky has won the first half in 14 of its last 15 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • LSU ranks T42nd among Division 1 teams for steals per game this season (8.4).
  • Kentucky ranks 1st among Division 1 teams for three-point percentage this season (40.5%).
  • Kentucky ranks 3rd among Division 1 teams for points per game this season (88.2).

 

Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers prediction

The Kentucky Wildcats are obviously the more talented team and should be favored as they have the ability to blow the doors off, but they're also a young team that can allow teams to hang around. The LSU Tigers are better than their record as they've been in close games, which includes tight recent losses to Georgia, Florida and Texas A&M. A bounce here or bounce there and LSU is in a much better position. The Pete Maravich Assembly Center will be rocking for this one. Give me the points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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