Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 21-8 and a road record of 3-7. They are 13-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-14. The Gators have an overall record of 17-12 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 14-13 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.6 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dorian Finney-Smith averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Gators. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. KeVaughn Allen averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kentucky averages 78.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 34th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 51st with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the Division 1.
Florida averages 73.6 points per game this year which ranks them 153rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 243rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 171st respectively. In the turnover department the Gators rank 90th with 11.7 per game. The Gators allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 166th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the nation. The Gators force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.7 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.5%. The Wildcats give up 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gators score 79.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.2 points per game. The Gators have a rating on offense of 105.1 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Florida turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.8%. The Gators give up 66.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-17 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-14 against the over/under
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 13-13 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 14-13 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/29/16 F Derek Willis Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Florida
Florida Gators Injuries
01/18/16 F Alex Murphy Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky
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