#14 Kentucky travels to Auburn to take on their SEC Rival this Saturday, January 16. Tip-off is at 4:00 pm ET. The game takes place at Auburn Arena.
A Detailed Preview On How To Bet The #14 Kentucky Wildcats Vs Auburn Tigers Odds
What: No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats (13-3) at Auburn Tigers (7-8)
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kickoff: 4:00 PM ET
Where: Auburn, Alabama
Stadium: Auburn Arena
Spread: Kentucky -12.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Kentucky vs Auburn
Bet The #14 Kentucky Wildcats Because…
Kentucky is starting to find its groove. Earlier in the season, the Wildcats struggled at times to get anything going on offense or to provide the shutdown defense that Coach John Calipari expects from his Top 20 ranked team. In Kentucky’s last 2 games, since a 67 to 85 loss to LSU on Jan. 5, the Wildcats have been terrific on both ends of the field. Kentucky beat Alabama 77 to 61 in Alabama on Jan. 9. They handled Mississippi State 80 to 74 on Jan. 12. The Wildcats have started to find its groove.
Bet The Auburn Tigers Because…
Guard Kareem Canty is one of the top guards in the nation. As crazy as it sounds, Auburn has a top player in a big time sport and that player doesn’t do his best work on the football field. Kareem Canty is one of the best guards in college basketball. He averages 18.5 points per game. He dishes close to 6 assists per game. From Harlem, New York, Canty is an old school player. He’s scored 20 or more points in 7 out of Auburn’s 10 games so far this season. He’s dished 5 or more assists in7 of Auburn’s 10 games this season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Kentucky is starting to find its groove, but they face a tough customer in Kareem Canty. Canty may not play well enough for the Tigers to upset the Wildcats, but he should play well enough to keep this one close. If you’re betting this game against the spread, the odds are going to be very important.
Expect Canty to provide one of those 20 to 30 point monster games in this. He knows that the only way for the Tigers to have a shot is for Canty to out play Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis. Even with Canty’s heroics, I don’t believe it’s going to be enough. Kentucky wins a close one.
My final score prediction is Kentucky 72, Auburn 69 .