Wildcats vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The Kentucky Wildcats have been rolling through Southeastern Conference play s they head into today's matchup at the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Is Kentucky a good bet to make it 10 wins in a row today?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Humphrey Coliseum at 1PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 143.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Wildcats cruise past Gamecocks
Kentucky rolled to a 76-48 home victory Tuesday night over South Carolina to improve to 19-3 overall and 8-1 in the SEC. Kentucky outscored USC 37-20 in the second half after leading by 11 at the break. The Wildcats shot 25-of-61 from the field, 5-of-16 from 3-point range and 21-of-27 at the free throw line. P.J. Washington led the way with 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 6-of-7 from the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and two steals. Reid Travis tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Tyler Herro contributed 11 points and three boards. E.J. Montgomery added 11 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.
Bulldogs drop OT thriller
Mississippi State lost by a count of 92-88 at home to Louisiana State Wednesday night to fall to 16-6 overall and 4-5 in conference action. The Bulldogs were outscored 49-41 at halftime and 9-5 in the second half of the defeat. Mississippi State shot 32-of-59 from the field, 8-of-23 from 3-point range and 16-of-24 at the free throw line. Quinndary Weatherspoon paced the Bulldogs with 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also recorded two rebounds and two assists. Reggie Perry had 19 points 10 boards and two steals. Aric Holman registered 12 points, three rebounds and two assists off the bench. Tyson Carter added 12 points, two rebounds and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. Kentucky is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Mississippi State is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 SEC games.
Kentucky is on a fantastic run, but it is on the road today against a squad that is top-20 nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. While the Wildcats have hung their hat on defense lately, they face a much bigger challenge this afternoon. I think the spread is a couple points too wide considering Kentucky is away from home
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +5