Kentucky vs. LSU Odds, Picks: How to Bet Baton Rouge’s NCAA Baseball Super Regional
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Kentucky vs. LSU Odds
Not many would have entered 2023 expecting the Wildcats to play on Super Regional weekend. However, Kentucky draws the toughest assignment considering the best-of-three format.
Head coach Nick Mingione has little offensive firepower, falling outside the top 200 in Division I in terms of home runs per nine innings. That doesn't bode well for the Wildcats entering the launchpad of Alex Box Stadium against the best starting pitcher in college baseball in Paul Skenes.
Paul Skenes, 101mph on his 124th Pitch. pic.twitter.com/qvdxjpdHwV
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 2, 2023
Although LSU won 2-of-3 at home in conference play, Kentucky put up more runs against Skenes than any other team on the Tigers' schedule.
The bad news for Big Blue Nation was it allowed 26 runs in the first two games of the series. If Kentucky can touch up Skenes again, both Darren Williams and Mason Moore will be asked to protect leads.
However, an LSU lineup that includes Dylan Crews will mash all weekend against Kentucky's bullpen ERA and xFIP.
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) June 4, 2023
Meanwhile, offense has not been the forte of Kentucky baseball in 2023.
Series: LSU -240 or Better