College Basketball Picks: Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 28, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers

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    The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-3 against the spread in true road games this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to face the LSU Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are three-point road favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 144.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats have won three games in a row, including a 79-54 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs as 14-point home favorites on Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Wildcats have compiled a dominating 83-24 straight-up record against the LSU Tigers in this series.

LSU Tigers

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    The LSU Tigers are looking to bounce back from an 82-80 setback to the Alabama Crimson Tide as two-point road underdogs on Saturday—dropping their record to 2-10 when allowing 80 or more points under head coach Johnny Jones.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Tigers are 23-19 against the spread versus conference opponents.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kentucky Wildcats, as the road team is 9-2 against the spread in the last 11 meetings in this series.

    College Basketball Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -3

     

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