Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Crimson Tide come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 5-5. They are 14-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 20-7 and a home record of 15-0. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 12-16 against the spread.
Retin Obasohan comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson Tide. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Shannon Hale averages 11.2 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Alabama. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jamal Murray averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Alabama averages 67.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 284th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 235th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game which ranks them 189th and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 286th with 13.9 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 38th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 50th and 114th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 91st with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 89th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide average 64.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 100.2 and they assist on 47.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Alabama turns the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.8%. The Crimson Tide give up 68.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.9 and 49.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.8%. The Wildcats give up 62.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-10 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-13 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-16 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-12 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/10/15 G Dazon Ingram Foot out for season
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/22/16 F Derek Willis Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Alabama
02/12/16 F Alex Poythress Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama
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