Kentucky Wildcats VS Texas Longhorns

College Basketball 08:00 PM ET

Sunday

01/30/2021

ESPN+

Spread: #5 Texas Longhorns -7.5

Over/Under: 142.5

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The #5 Texas Longhorns (Big 12) are on their way for an inter-conference showdown against the Kentucky Wildcats (SEC) at the Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. No.5 Texas suffered a depressing one-point defeat to the no.24 Oklahoma Sooners during their recent jam session last Tuesday at 79-80. The Longhorns lessened their conference record to 5-2 and took 2nd place in the Big 12 Conference with a .714 team-percentage and an 11-3 overall standing. Forward Kai Jones led in scoring and topped the rebounding for Texas with 15 points and 10 boards. Forward Greg Brown contributed 14 while Guards Andrew Jones and Matt Coleman chipped in 13 points each for the Longhorns.

No.5 Texas Longhorns won the shooting battle from the field versus the Oklahoma Sooners with a scoring rate of 43.9% (29/66), had difficulty in shooting from beyond the arc with only 24.0% (6/25) efficiency, and sank 15 of 19 (78.9) tries from the foul line. The Longhorns controlled the glass with 32 defensive and 13 offensive rebounds while dishing out a game-high 15 assists. Texas blocked 5 shots and stole the ball 4 times with 13 turnovers. The Texas Longhorns committed 29 personal fouls in the losing effort.

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Texas Longhorns vs Kentucky Wildcats Predictions 1/30/2021

The Kentucky Wildcats lost their recent stint to the high-ranking Alabama Crimson Tide last Tuesday to a score of 59-70. Kentucky at 4-4 settled in 7th place of the Southeastern Conference with an overall standing of 5-10 and a team percentage of .333. Forward Olivier Sarr, Guard Davion Mintz, and Dontaie Allen led the Wildcats in scoring with 12 points apiece. Guard Brandon Boston Jr. topped the rebounding for Kentucky with 6 boards while Mintz led the assist department with 4.

The Wildcats struggled in their scoring from the field with a shooting rate of just 35.2% (19/54) but connected 6 of 14 (42.6%) attempted shots from the three-point region and knocked down 15 of 17 (88.2%) free throw attempts. The Kentucky Wildcats hauled down a total of 34 rebounds with 7 coming from the offensive side of the court and distributed 11 assists in the loss. The Wildcats blocked 5 shots while stealing the ball 9 times and lost the turnover battle with 17 to 14. Kentucky recorded a total of 25 personal fouls in the process.

#5 Texas Longhorns vs. Kentucky Wildcats. The NCAAB Pick for this match is Texas. The Longhorns ranked 85th on the offense and 79th on defense while the Wildcats ranked 268th on the offense and 132nd on defense. Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 outings on the road. Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 contests and 1-4 ATS in its matches at home. The Longhorns won three of their last 5 games with a shooting rate of 43.9% from the field while the Wildcats won just one of their last 5 outings with only 35.2% FG. The prediction, no.5 Texas Longhorns will win.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

Location: Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center in Lexington, KY

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021

TV: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: #5 Texas Longhorns -7.5

NCAAB Totals: 142.5

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