Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to play the LSU Tigers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 6-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6. The Tigers have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 3-7 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Tyler Ulis averages 13.4 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Ben Simmons averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Keith Hornsby averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kentucky averages 78.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 269th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 168th with 12.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 8.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in the Division 1.
LSU averages 84.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 251st in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest which ranks them 74th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 78th with 11.9 per game. The Tigers allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 250th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 171st and 252nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 261st and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Tigers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in college basketball.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-8 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-6 against the over/under
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 3-7 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 6-4 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/20/15 F Isaac Humphries Foot out indefinitely
LSU Tigers Injuries
12/22/15 F Brian Bridgewater Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky
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