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Kentucky vs. LSU prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 4 best bets from proven model

A big-time SEC college basketball matchup takes place when No. 16 LSU (12-1) hosts No. 18 Kentucky (11-2) in a primetime affair on Tuesday night. LSU picked up its first loss of the season in the last outing as the Tigers fell to No. 11 Auburn 70-55. Kentucky has reeled off four straight victories. In its last game on Dec. 31, Kentucky beat High Point University 92-48.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET from Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.. The Tigers are favored by two points in the latest Kentucky vs. LSU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 144. Before locking in any LSU vs. Kentucky picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kentucky vs. LSU and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for LSU vs. Kentucky:

  • Kentucky vs. LSU spread: LSU -2
  • Kentucky vs. LSU over-under: 144 points
  • Kentucky vs. LSU money line: LSU -130, Kentucky +110
  • UK: Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall
  • LSU: Tigers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games

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Why LSU can cover

LSU started its campaign on a 12-game win streak. The Tigers scored at least 80 points in six of those 12 matchups. The Tigers currently lead the SEC in steals per game (12.5). Senior guard Xavier Pinson has been playing well thus far. He is fifth in the conference in assists (4.5) and steals (2.1).

The Illinois native is also third on the team in scoring with 11 points per game. Pinson has scored in double figures in five straight games. His best performance of the year came in the win against Lipscomb where he tallied a season-high 17 points, five assists, along with five steals. He also knocked down three 3-pointers. 

Why Kentucky can cover

The Wildcats have been one of the best offensive teams in the SEC. Kentucky is ranked first in scoring (83.9), rebounds (44.9), and field goal percentage (.497). Junior forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a big reason for Kentucky’s success. He is first in the conference in rebounds (15.2), fourth in blocks (1.5), and third in field-goal percentage (.629).

Tshiebwe is also logging a team-best 15.8 points per game. Freshman guard TyTy Washington Jr. is another solid contributor for the Wildcats. The Arizona native is second on the team in points (14), assists (3.9), and 3-point percentage (.413). Washington Jr. put up a near double-double in the win over High Point University, finishing with 15 points and nine assists. 

How to make LSU vs. Kentucky picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Kentucky vs. LSU? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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