The SEC schedule gets underway with two East Division teams doing battle as the Missouri Tigers take on the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday night in Lexington, KY.
Kentucky (9-2) picked up blowout wins over North Carolina and Western Kentucky in their last two starts following a road loss to Notre Dame. Oscar Tshiebwe has been an absolute machine for the ‘Cats this year (16.1 points, 15.5 rebounds), and freshman point guard TyTy Washington (13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists) appears to be improving each day.
Missouri (6-6) has wins over SMU and Utah, but has struggled with the more talented teams on their slate including Illinois (88-63 defeat) and Kansas (102-65) in two of their last three times out. The Tigers make just 24.3% of their three-pointers, and junior forward Kobe Brown (14.8 points, 8.9 rebounds) doesn’t have a ton of help out there.
When: Wednesday, December 29th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
TV: SEC Network
Where to live stream online: SEC Network’s website, ESPN app with a SEC Network subscription
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Kentucky -19.5
UK appears to have figured it out, and when they do that tends to hold for a bit. The Wildcats have covered easily in their last two after a shaky start as the pieces are starting to fit for John Calipari’s side. They might be able to pick their score here.
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