Arkansas will try to slow down red-hot No. 16 Kentucky when they square off on Saturday afternoon. The Razorbacks (14-14, 5-10 SEC) won back-to-back games against Texas A&M and Missouri last week before losing to Vanderbilt at home on Tuesday. Kentucky has won four of its last five games, including wins over then-No. 13 Auburn, then-No. 13 Alabama and Mississippi State. The Wildcats (20-8, 10-5) are in a three-way tie with Auburn and Florida for fourth place in the SEC standings.

Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The latest Kentucky vs. Arkansas odds from SportsLine consensus list the Wildcats as 13-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is 165. You can watch Saturday's game on CBS and stream the game on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

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How to watch Kentucky vs. Arkansas

  • Kentucky vs. Arkansas date: Saturday, March 2
  • Kentucky vs. Arkansas time: 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Kentucky vs. Arkansas TV channel: CBS 
  • Kentucky vs. Arkansas live stream: Paramount+ 

College basketball picks for Kentucky vs. Arkansas

Before tuning into the Arkansas vs. Kentucky game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered Week 17 of the 2023-24 season on a 139-94 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,300 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-14 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns. 

For Kentucky vs. Arkansas, the model projects that the Wildcats cover the spread as 13-point favorites. Kentucky lost three times in a four-game stretch from the end of January to the beginning of February, but it has won five of its seven games since then. The Wildcats have put the SEC on notice in several of those games, including a double-digit road win at Auburn and a 117-95 win over Alabama last Saturday.

They raced out to a 58-42 lead at halftime against the Crimson Tide and cruised down the stretch, resting some of their key players in the final minutes. That rest paid off on Tuesday, as Kentucky needed all of its star power available down the stretch of its 91-89 win at Mississippi State. Freshman Reed Sheppard scored 32 points on 11 of 14 shooting, including a game-winner with less than one second remaining.

Senior guard Antonio Reeves leads Kentucky with 19.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while freshman guard Rob Dillingham is adding 14.8 points and 3.8 assists off the bench. The Wildcats have covered the spread in four of their last five games, and they are 12-3 in their last 15 home games against Arkansas. SportsLine's model has Kentucky cruising to another league win on Saturday, projecting that the Wildcats cover the spread in well over 60% of simulations. Stream the game here.

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