Kentucky vs St. Peters: 2022 NCAA Tournament East Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Tennessee vs Kentucky
Mar 12, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari huddles up with forward Lance Ware (55), guard Sahvir Wheeler (2), guard TyTy Washington Jr. (3), forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) and teammates during the second half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s Peacocks

How to Watch:

  • Date: Thursday, March 17
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 2 UK STAT No. 15 SPU
SEC Conference MAAC
26-7 Record 19-11
79.5 (18th) Points Per Game 66.9 (332nd)
66.0 Points Allowed Per Game 61.8
0.633 (9th) RPI 0.5471 (85th)
29th Strength of Schedule 212th
At-Large Bid Bid Automatic Bid

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Kentucky leaders:

Mar 11, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots the ball over Vanderbilt Commodores forward Quentin Millora-Brown (42) in the first half at Amelie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
  • Oscar Tshiebwe F, JR: 17.0 PPG, 15.1 RPG, 1.8 SPG, 1.6 BPG, 60.2% FG
  • TyTy Washington, G, FR: 12.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.3 SPG

Saint Peter’s leaders:

Mar 12, 2022; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Peacocks forward KC Ndefo (11) drives to the basket against Monmouth Hawks forward Jarvis Vaughan (10) during the first half at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Salus-USA TODAY Sports
  • Daryl Banks III, G, JR: 11.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 SPG
  • KC Ndefo, F, SR: 10.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 2.7 BPG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • UK Moneyline: -3800
  • SPU Moneyline: +1600
  • Spread: UK -18
  • Over/Under: 131.5
  • ATS Record: UK 14-18-1, SPU 19-9-1
  • Over/Under Record: UK 16-17, SPU 11-18

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The Pick:

  • So the Peacocks are the best team in the tournament against the spread during the regular season, which is, I guess, something, but I’m not entirely sure that means it will carry over into the Big Dance.
  • However, both teams have also trended towards the under during the year, which might be a decent play here, since the game should be slow. The Wildcats play at the 155th adjusted tempo in the nation, while the Peacocks come in 242nd. The underdogs will likely try to limit possessions to prevent the favorites from pulling away, but we just can’t be sure how effective they will be.
  • The Wildcats have only lost to one team this season that was not a top-25 team, so falling short in this game would be supremely unlikely. They have struggled to get TyTy Washington back into a rhythm of late, but this is the perfect game to work that out.

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