SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Kentucky

Kentucky-LSU basketball game preview

LSU visits Kentucky on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

LSU scores an average of 86.1 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 71.3 points per contest. Kentucky scores an average of 67.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 68.5 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
LSU 49.1 36.7 77.2 136 41.2 9.3 2.3 12.8 13.7
LSU OPP 40.8 27.6 68.6 442 36.8 6.4 2.8 13.3 15.6
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.8 29.7 69.4 154 41.5 6.8 6.3 11.1 15.2
Kentucky OPP 40.8 31.7 69.2 468 39.0 6.7 3.4 12.5 12.8

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Cameron Thomas LSU 22.1 42.1 30.8 89.5
Trendon Watford LSU 18.7 51.9 43.5 75.9
Javonte Smart LSU 15.2 50.8 45.9 73.9
Darius Days LSU 13.7 56.1 40.4 75.0
Brandon Boston KEN 11.5 34.7 17.5 77.5
Terrence Clarke KEN 10.7 43.1 22.7 47.1
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.3 48.9 40.0 71.1
Davion Mintz KEN 9.9 38.7 34.5 60.0

STEALS

F.Name L.Name STLs SPG
Brandon Boston KEN 18 1.5
Darius Days LSU 18 1.5
Josh LeBlanc LSU 10 1.3
Javonte Smart LSU 14 1.3
Mwani Wilkinson LSU 15 1.3
Eric Gaines LSU 14 1.2
Davion Mintz KEN 14 1.2
Trendon Watford LSU 13 1.2
Devin Askew KEN 12 1.0
Cameron Thomas LSU 12 1.0
Jalen Cook LSU 10 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 37 3.1
Olivier Sarr KEN 15 1.3
Josh LeBlanc LSU 7 0.9
Lance Ware KEN 8 0.7
Mwani Wilkinson LSU 5 0.4
Darius Days LSU 3 0.3

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name DREBs REBs RPG
Darius Days LSU 70 103 8.6
Trendon Watford LSU 58 77 7.0
Isaiah Jackson KEN 50 79 6.6
Olivier Sarr KEN 43 66 5.5
Brandon Boston KEN 42 63 5.3
Javonte Smart LSU 41 44 4.0

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LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 90-27.

College Basketball Ratings

Source LSU Kentucky
NCAA NET 23 93
Sagarin 24 56
ESPN BPI 19 67
Ken Pomeroy 31 58
Massey Composite 17 89

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 215 FR
1 Ja’Vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 205 JR
2 Trendon Watford F 6′-9″ 240 SO
3 Jalen Cook G 6′-0″ 205 FR
4 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 245 JR
5 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 185 SO
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-0″ 175 FR
11 Josh LeBlanc Sr. F 6′-7″ 230 JR
15 Aundre Hyatt G 6′-6″ 225 SO
21 Charles Manning Jr. G 6′-5″ 205 SR
22 Bryan Penn-Johnson C 7′-0″ 260 SO
24 Cameron Thomas G 6′-4″ 210 FR
25 Eric Gaines G 6′-2″ 155 FR
32 Shareef O’Neal F 6′-10″ 225 SO
34 Josh Gray C 6′-11″ 255 FR

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

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LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/26/2020* SIUE 81 LSU 94
11/28/2020 LSU 81 Saint Louis 85
11/30/2020 SE Louisiana 43 LSU 96
12/6/2020 Louisiana Tech 55 LSU 86
12/12/2020 LSU PPD South Florida PPD
12/14/2020 Sam Houston St. 66 LSU 88
12/16/2020 New Orleans PPD LSU PPD
12/19/2020 North Texas PPD LSU PPD
12/22/2020 VCU PPD LSU PPD
12/26/2020 Nicholls 80 LSU 86
12/29/2020 Texas A&M 54 LSU 77
1/2/2021 LSU 79 Florida 83
1/6/2021 Georgia 92 LSU 94
1/9/2021 LSU PPD Missouri PPD
1/9/2021 LSU 75 Ole Miss 61
1/13/2021 Arkansas 76 LSU 92
1/16/2021 South Carolina 80 LSU 85
1/19/2021 Alabama 105 LSU 75
1/23/2021 LSU Kentucky
1/26/2021 LSU Texas A&M
1/30/2021 Texas Tech LSU
2/3/2021 LSU Alabama
2/6/2021 Florida LSU
2/10/2021 LSU Mississippi St
2/13/2021 Tennessee LSU
2/20/2021 Auburn LSU
2/23/2021 LSU Georgia
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Vanderbilt LSU

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Kentucky 59 Auburn 66
1/20/2021 Kentucky 62 Georgia 63
1/23/2021 LSU Kentucky
1/26/2021 Kentucky Alabama
1/30/2021 Texas Kentucky
2/2/2021 Kentucky Missouri
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/17/2021 Kentucky Vanderbilt
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

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Injuries and Suspensions

LSU

[C] 12/26/2020 – Bryan Penn-Johnson is out indefinitely ( Personal )

Kentucky

[G] 01/18/2021 – Terrence Clarke is OUT 7-10 days ( Ankle )

Source: statfox.com

LSU-Kentucky Prediction

LSU 78, Kentucky 71


Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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