Monday, November 30, 2015
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The Illinois State Redbirds travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Monday, November 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 24 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 147. The Redbirds come into this game with an overall record of 3-4 and a road record of 0-1. The Wildcats have an overall record of 6-0 and a home record of 4-0.
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DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Redbirds. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Paris Lee averages 12 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Illinois State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Jamal Murray averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Skal Labissiere averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Illinois State averages 65.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 289th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 211th in the country. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game which ranks them 298th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 14.7 per game. The Redbirds allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 217th and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 80.5 points per game this year which ranks them 60th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 41 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 124th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 134th with 12.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 62nd and 50th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 7.2 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in college basketball.
Illinois State Redbirds Betting Trends
The Illinois State Redbirds are 1-4 against the spread
The Illinois State Redbirds are 3-2 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-2 against the over/under
Illinois State Redbirds Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/29/15 G Tyler Ulis Elbow injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Illinois State
11/20/15 F Isaac Humphries Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Illinois State
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