NCAA Tournament: Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions, First Round

NCAA Tournament: Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions, First Round

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NCAA Tournament: Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions, First Round

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5. 2 Kentucky vs. 15 Abilene Christian

LINE: Kentucky -22.5, o/u: 132
POINT TOTAL PICK: Over

You’re going to be scared that Abilene Christian has one of the nation’s top scoring defenses – but it also gave up 82 points against Texas Tech, the one strong team it faced.

You’re going to be scared that Kentucky can’t shoot from the outside. It took the fewest threes in the SEC, and ACU doesn’t hit from outside either. Of course, it’s harder to build up point totals with twos instead of threes.

You’re going to be scared that it’ll be a fight to get to 132, but both teams can hit free throws, and both teams can get up and down the court.

Don’t be scared.

Kentucky will do most of the heavy lifting with at least 75 points, and will likely get past 80. Even in the early season blowout wins over lightweights, there weren’t any issues getting past 132 after 71-59 win over SIU.

The other Wildcats will pull their weight in this game that should come closer to 140.

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