Auburn Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats prediction and college basketball game preview.
Auburn vs Kentucky Broadcast
Date: Saturday, February 13
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Auburn (11-10) vs Kentucky (5-13) Game Preview
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Why Auburn Will Win
Kentucky just doesn’t quite no how to win.
That, and it can’t shoot.
The Wildcats are dead last in the SEC from the field, they struggle from three, and they don’t generate enough steals and big things on defense to make up for the issues.
In the first meeting back in mid-January, Auburn was able to get by 66-59 thanks to the free throw line – making six more than UK – and getting a few more offensive rebounds.
Why Kentucky Will Win
It’s not like Auburn is tearing up the SEC.
Kentucky might be struggling, but Auburn lost three straight before getting past Vanderbilt. The Tigers are way too inconsistent from the field, and while they’re taking a whole lot of threes, they’re missing a ton of them.
The Wildcats can match AU’s usual strength on the boards and they’re solid at defending the three. It’s just about simply making shots with this team, and Auburn’s defense is hardly a rock.
What’s Going To Happen
Kentucky is just one of those teams that doesn’t know how to win.
It’s able to hang around in most games, and it pushed a strong Arkansas team a few games ago, but it’s missing that one or three key moments to get over the hump and get the win.
It’ll get that one extra rebound and one extra three in this to finally get an interesting win.
Auburn vs Kentucky Prediction, Line
Kentucky 72, Auburn 69
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Must See Rating: 2.5
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