Despite starting off the season 12-1, the offshore sportsbooks have the LSU Tigers nearly double digit underdogs when they visit Kentucky (9-4) on Tuesday night. Both of these teams received AP Top 25 votes this week, so the winner will bolster their resume to get into the rankings.

Before Betting on LSU vs Kentucky

Kentucky has four losses “already” this season but their strength of schedule has been ranked as high as #2 at points during the year. UK’s losses have come against the always tough Michigan State (86-77 OT), former #1 Gonzaga (88-72), #10 UCLA (63-53) and 89-75 at the fast rising Missouri Tigers who are 12-1.

Oscar Tshiebwe seems to be rounding back into his reigning Player of the Year form – not that he was playing bad – with 23.5 points and 16.5 rebounds in his last two games. Tschiebwe averaged 14.5 rebounds in two games with LSU last season, but he was held relatively in check offensively with just 12.0 ppg as the teams split the series.

LSU’s first goal on Tuesday is to try and avoid starting out flat, as they are coming off a hard fought 60-57 win over #9 Arkansas last Wednesday in their SEC opener. There were some who were wondering about the quality of opponent the Tigers were going up against, as their 7-game win streak includes matchups with Wofford, Texas-Arlington, NCCU, and Winthrop but the victory over the Razorbacks provides at least a bit of legitimacy.

Tigers vs Wildcats NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineLSU (4.9) | Kentucky (1.20)138LSU +9 (1.91) | Kentucky -9 (1.91)
BovadaLSU (4.70) | Kentucky (1.19)138LSU +9 (1.91) | Kentucky -9 (1.91)
BetUSLSU (4.40) | Kentucky (1.22)138LSU +9 (1.91) | Kentucky -9 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agLSU (4.9) | Kentucky (1.20)138LSU +9 (1.91) | Kentucky -9 (1.91)
PinnacleLSU (4.75) | Kentucky (1.19)138LSU +9 (1.93) | Kentucky -9 (1.93)
MyBookieLSU (OFF) | Kentucky (OFF)LSU OFF | Kentucky OFF

LSU vs Kentucky Prediction & Pick

Kentucky has definitely played the tougher schedule, but 9 points still looks like a lot in this matchup. Both games had 5 point final margins last season and five of the last six head to head games between LSU and UK have been decided by 5 points or less.

Pick: LSU +9