Saturday, March 19, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 156.
The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 25-6 and a road record of 6-4. They are 18-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-16. The Wildcats have an overall record of 23-8 and a home record of 17-0. They have an over/under record of 17-14 and they are 19-17 against the spread.
Yogi Ferrell comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Troy Williams averages 13 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jamal Murray averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Tyler Ulis averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Indiana averages 82.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 103rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 13.5 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 201st and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 79.8 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 46th and 90th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 39th with 11 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 75th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 119.8 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.4%. The Hoosiers give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.4 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 115.8 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Wildcats give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 18-15 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 15-16 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 19-17 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 17-14 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/13/15 G Josh Newkirk Eligibility out for season
03/18/16 G Robert Johnson Ankle probable Saturday vs. Kentucky
01/05/16 G James Blackmon Jr Knee out for season
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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