Missouri Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats 2/3/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 3, 2021

The Kentucky Wildcats (5-10) visit the No. 18 Missouri Tigers (11-3) after losing three road games in a row. The Tigers are favored by 5 points in the matchup, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 136.5.

Betting Information

Missouri vs Kentucky Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri -5 -112 -109 136.5 -108 -114 -230 180

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Total Facts

  • In 64.3% of their games this season (nine of 14 chances), the Tigers and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 136.5 points.
  • Kentucky has played in seven games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 46.7% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 136.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.2 more points per game (142.7) than this game’s over/under of 136.5 points.
  • The Tigers and the Wildcats have seen their opponents average a combined 2.0 more points per game than the point total of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Tigers have had set in games this year is 8.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Wildcats games this year have averaged a total of 135.7 points, 0.8 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 75.2 points per game the Tigers record are 6.9 more points than the Wildcats give up (68.3).
  • Missouri has a 9-1 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 68.3 points.
  • Kentucky has a 0-3 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall when giving up more than 75.2 points.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 67.5 points per game, only 2.7 fewer points than the 70.2 the Tigers allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 70.2 points, Kentucky is 4-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
  • Missouri is 4-4 against the spread and 5-3 overall when it allows more than 67.5 points.
  • The Tigers have put up a total of 70 more points than their opponents this year (an average of five per game), while the Wildcats have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 12 total points, -0.8 per game).

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Missouri Betting Information

  • The Tigers have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 8-6 record.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Tigers have struggled to a 2-3 record ATS this season.
  • More often than not, Missouri and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 9 of 14 chances this season.

Kentucky Betting Information

  • Kentucky has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 5-9-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5-point underdogs, the Wildcats have not fared well, going 1-4 against the spread.
  • Kentucky has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 26.7% of matchups this season (4 out of 15 contests).

Head to Head

Missouri vs Kentucky (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Kentucky -8 125 -400 +307 Regular Season 71-59 UK
2/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-58 UK

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Missouri Leaders

  • The Tigers leader in points and assists is Xavier Pinson, who puts up 15.1 points per game along with 3.4 assists.
  • Jeremiah Tilmon is the Tigers best rebounder, grabbing an average of 8.1 boards in each contest while scoring 13.9 points per game.
  • Mark Smith’s 1.6 made threes per game lead the Tigers.
  • Dru Smith is the Tigers leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Tilmon leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Kentucky Leaders

  • Brandon Boston Jr. is the top scorer for the Wildcats with 12.1 points per game. He also adds 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Kentucky’s leader in rebounds is Isaiah Jackson with 6.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Devin Askew with 2.8 per game.
  • Dontaie Allen is dependable from three-point range and leads the Wildcats with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Kentucky’s leader in steals is Boston (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jackson (2.9 per game).
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