Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Florida Gators travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 15-7 and a road record of 2-5. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 16-6 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 13-10 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Dorian Finney-Smith comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. KeVaughn Allen averages 11.8 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jamal Murray averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Florida averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 117th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 251st in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 11.7 per game. The Gators allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 78.1 points per game this year which ranks them 58th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 33rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 51st and 138th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 130th with 12.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in college basketball.
The Gators average 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 51% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.2%. The Gators give up 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.3 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112 and 48.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.9%. The Wildcats give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 12-7 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 11-9 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-13 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-10 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
02/05/16 F Justin Leon Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
02/05/16 F Kevarrius Hayes Arm "?" Saturday vs. Kentucky
01/18/16 F Alex Murphy Foot out indefinitely
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Florida
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