College Basketball Picks: Kentucky vs. Mississippi Betting Odds: January 27th 2009
Free Pick: Kentucky -8.0 (-110) – Tue January 27th 2009 7:00p
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The Kentucky Wildcats are somehow still unranked despite playing as well as any team in the country right now, but they can go a long way toward correcting the pollsters oversight with a nice double-digit road win tonight vs. the Mississippi Rebels. Click Here for Kentucky vs. Mississippi Betting Odds.
Kentucky is 11-1 straight up and 9-2 against the spread in the last 12 games, with the only straight up loss being by three points on the road at Louisville. Their average winning margin during this 12-game stretch is +17.9 points, and they are 4-0 ATS on the road during this run with double-digit wins at Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
Their recent success has not been lost on the Pomeroy Ratings, where the Wildcats are ranked number 20, mainly due to a defense that is ninth in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency. They also making 56.7 percent of their two-point attempts offensively (fifth in nation) while limiting opponents to an incredible 38.1 percent success rate on twos (second).
Meanwhile, Mississippi is a modest 10-9 straight up, ranking them just 108 by Pomeroy. The Rebels do not force many turnovers (rank 277) and they allow too many offensive rebounds (303), so we do not see how they can slow the Wildcats down if Kentucky goes on another of their big runs that have become rather routine lately.
Even with this game in Oxford, this contest could get out of hand quickly as we see Kentucky rolling to another double-digit road win.
College Basketball Free Picks: Kentucky -8 (-110) – Courtesy of LT Profits