Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA
The LSU Tigers (12-1) will play the Kentucky Wildcats (11-2) at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday.
The Kentucky Wildcats faced off with High Point and took home the win by a score of 92-48 in their last contest. Kentucky ended the contest with a 59.1% field goal percentage (39 out of 66) and knocked down 10 of 26 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wildcats converted 4 of 8 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 23 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Regarding the defense, Kentucky let their opponent shoot 31.1% from the field on 19 out of 61 shooting. High Point recorded 8 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, High Point totaled 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. High Point went 50.0% from the charity stripe by converting 2 of 4 attempts. They also knocked down 8 of their 23 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Wildcats ended up walking away with 5 and High Point recorded 9 personal fouls.
Kellan Grady is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He ended up with 23 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played for 25 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Kentucky heads into this contest with a mark of 11-2 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 13.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, Kentucky is collecting 44.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 229 dimes for the season, which is 25th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are shooting 33.6% on three-point shots (84 of 250) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 83.9 pts per game (11th in the country) while going 49.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats have forced 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 14.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 50th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 126 conceded so far this season. The Wildcats defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.0% (298 of 785) and they surrender 27.9 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 27.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 32nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (60.5).
For their last game, the LSU Tigers went home defeated by a final of 70-55 when they played Auburn. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, LSU allowed Auburn to snag 37 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 30.4% from distance by shooting 7 out of 23 and finished the game at 17 of 26 from the free throw line (65.4%). The Tigers allowed Auburn to make 23 of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4% for the matchup. Overall, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 18 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 28.6%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, LSU converted 6 out of 29 attempts (20.7%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 65.0%. Auburn committed 20 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Tigers recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this contest.
Tari Eason ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in the game. He tallied 11 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but didn't get an assist. He knocked down 5 out of 12 for this game for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and had 7 rebounds.
LSU has a record of 12-1 so far this season. The Tigers commit 16.9 fouls per game and they connect on 75.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per contest (191st in D-1) and they are giving up possession 14.1 times per game. LSU has earned 1,010 pts this year (77.7 per game) and they collect 41.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which is 158th in Division 1.
The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 55.3. They are forcing 19.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 34.5% from the field (1st in D-1). The LSU defense gives up 26.2% on shots from distance (91 of 347) and their opponents are knocking down 64.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 10.9 dimes and 34.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 84th and 154th in Division 1.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LSU and under the total points
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