Arkansas vs. Kentucky Pick
No. 6 Kentucky looks to continue its march through the SEC when it hosts Arkansas tonight at 8:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is the clear favorite in tonight’s game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -16.5 points at home against the Razorbacks. The over/under total for the game is listed at 169 points. Kentucky has won and covered the spread in the last three games of this series.
Kentucky has won two straight to open up SEC play, including a 100-58 domination of Texas A&M earlier this week. The Wildcats are now 12-2 on the season and 10-4 against the spread. Kentucky is putting up 94 points per game on offense this season while giving up 71.1 points per contest. Malik Monk is leading Kentucky with 22.6 points per game this season while De’Aaron Fox and Isaiah Briscoe are each putting up over 15 points per game.
Arkansas is coming off an 82-78 win at Tennessee to move to 1-1 in the SEC and 12-2 overall. The Razorbacks are just 6-6 against the spread this season, but have covered in five of their last seven. Arkansas is putting up 82.6 points per game on offense while giving up 70.9 points per game on defense. Dusty Hannahs is averaging 14.5 points per game to lead the team while Daryl Macon is averaging 14 points and Moses Kingsley is averaging11.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.
Kentucky has been showing improvement and has been dominating thus far in the SEC, winning their two games by a combined 65 points. The games in which UK hasn’t covered this year have come more often as a slim favorite rather than a lofty one like they are today. Look for the Wildcats to overwhelm Arkansas early and be too much offense for the Razorbacks to compete with.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY -16.5