Game: College Basketball: Mississippi State v Kentucky Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Mississippi State vs Kentucky Picks & Mississippi State vs Kentucky Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, Rupp Arena
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Kentucky Wildcats Lines: -6½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 145: – BOVADA
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Mississippi State at Kentucky.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are coming off a 71-55 win over Vanderbilt last time out. Quinndary Weatherspoon led the team in scoring with 17 points on 50% shooting from the floor. He is averaging 16.6 points per game while Holman is a beast down in the paint, averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. As a team, Mississippi State is averaging 79 points per game on 49% shooting.
The Kentucky Wildcats won 7 of their last 8 games and they are currently on a 4-game winning streak. They are coming off an 82-80 road win over the tough Auburn squad. Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro tied for the team-high with 20 points. Johnson is the team’s leading scorer with 15 points per game. The interesting thing is that the Wildcats are relying on many players to get the job done and there are usually multiple double-digit scorers.
As stated above, Kentucky doesn’t have many prolific scorers while Mississippi State has. Even though the Bulldogs might be the weaker team, I still believe they can be competitive in this matchup, given the fact that they can shoot the ball very well. I do not see any reason why the Bulldogs won’t cover the spread.