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Missouri vs. Kentucky: Live stream info, game preview, picks and predictions & more

The SEC slate kicks off with Tigers and ‘Cats from Rupp Arena.

Kentucky Wildcats guard Kareem Watkins brings the ball up the court during the second half against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC schedule gets underway with two East Division teams doing battle as the Missouri Tigers take on the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday night in Lexington, KY.

Kentucky (9-2) picked up blowout wins over North Carolina and Western Kentucky in their last two starts following a road loss to Notre Dame. Oscar Tshiebwe has been an absolute machine for the ‘Cats this year (16.1 points, 15.5 rebounds), and freshman point guard TyTy Washington (13.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists) appears to be improving each day.

Missouri (6-6) has wins over SMU and Utah, but has struggled with the more talented teams on their slate including Illinois (88-63 defeat) and Kansas (102-65) in two of their last three times out. The Tigers make just 24.3% of their three-pointers, and junior forward Kobe Brown (14.8 points, 8.9 rebounds) doesn’t have a ton of help out there.

How to watch Missouri vs. Kentucky

When: Wednesday, December 29th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
TV: SEC Network
Where to live stream online: SEC Network’s website, ESPN app with a SEC Network subscription
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook

Odds

Spread: Kentucky -19.5
Total: 140.5

The Pick

Kentucky -19.5

UK appears to have figured it out, and when they do that tends to hold for a bit. The Wildcats have covered easily in their last two after a shaky start as the pieces are starting to fit for John Calipari’s side. They might be able to pick their score here.

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