LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats 2-23-22

LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The LSU Tigers and the number 6 ranked Kentucky Wildcats will meet in the Southeastern Conference battle on Wednesday, February 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. 

 

The Kentucky Wildcats improved to 11-3, are second-place in the conference, and 22-5 overall. The LSU Tigers dropped to 7-7, in a triple-tie in sixth place in SEC, and 19-8 overall.

 

The LSU Tigers will look to rebound from their 77-75 loss against the South Carolina Gamecocks last Saturday.  LSU built a 6-point lead at the half but failed to stop South Carolina’s rally in the second half which led to the loss. 

 

The loss snapped LSU’s three-game winning streak.  Off the bench, Tari Eason was the highest scorer with 21 points and 10 rebounds.  Darius Days scored 18 points.  The Tigers were 44.4% in shooting, 7% behind the Gamecocks.  They made 6 of 20 in 3-pts and only 13 of 22 free throws.  They outrebounded South Carolina at 37-30 and forced the Gamecocks to turnover the ball 20 times. 

 

This season, LSU is averaging 73.1 ppg which is 145th in the league.  The team makes 38.4 rebounds per game which is 64th and 12.6 assists per game which is tied for 256th in the league. 

 

Tari Eason leads LSU with 16.9 ppg, 1.1 blocks per game, and 53.4% in field goals.  Darius Days leads with 7.8 rpg while Eric Gaines leads with 2.2 steals per game.  Xavier Pinson is the leader in assists at 4.5 per game.  

 

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LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Predictions 2/23/2022

 

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated the 25th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at 90-81 last Saturday.  Kentucky finished the first half one point behind but rallied with 43 points in the second half to secure the win. 

 

Kellan Grady made 7 three-pointers for a season-high 25 points.  Oscar Tshiebwe scored 21 points and 14 rebounds.  Keion Brooks Jr. added 18 points, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.  Jacob Toppin finished with 13 points and 3 assists. 

 

The Wildcats were 53.2% in shooting, 10% behind Alabama.  They made 9 of 14 three-pointers and only 15 of 19 free throws.  They outrebounded the Crimson Tide at 39-32 and forced Alabama to turnover the ball 9 times. 

 

Kentucky‘s key player this season is Oscar Tshiebwe averaging 16.4 ppg, 15.2 rpg, 1.9 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.  Tshiebwe also leads with 59.3% in field goals.  Sahvir Wheeler leads with 7.1 assists per game.  As a team, Kentucky is averaging 80.9 ppg which is top 10, 41.1 RPG which is top 16, and 16.7 assists per game which is top 19 in the league.     

 

LSU Tigers vs #6 Kentucky Wildcats.  The NCAAB pick is the Kentucky Wildcats.  The Kentucky Wildcats are the better team overall.  The Wildcats are stronger in offense averaging 7 more points per game.  The Kentucky Wildcats will be back for redemption after losing to LSU back in January. 

 

The Wildcats have been perfect at home and are poised to take their 17th home victory.  Taking the win at home is the Kentucky Wildcats with a final score prediction and cover ATS 75-66.

 

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LSU Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

 

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

 

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB ODDS: Kentucky Wildcats -7.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 140.0

 

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