Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Barclays Center to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 9-1 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Isaiah Briscoe averages 12.4 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 39%.
Marc Loving averages 15.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jae'Sean Tate averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kentucky averages 79.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 330th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 12.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 61st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 8.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 71.9 points per game this year which ranks them 165th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 162nd in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 126th and 257th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 257th with 14.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 206th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in college basketball.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-7 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-5 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-5 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-7 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/20/15 F Isaac Humphries Foot out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
12/05/15 F Mickey Mitchell Eligibility out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky
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