Thursday, December 29, 2016
Tad Smith Coliseum
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Tad Smith Coliseum to play the Ole Miss Rebels on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 10-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 9-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-4. The Rebels have an overall record of 9-3 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 6-5 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16.3 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Deandre Burnett averages 19.2 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Rebels. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Sebastian Saiz averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kentucky averages 93.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 230th in the country. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 65th place in the country. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in Division 1.
Ole Miss averages 81.1 points per game this year which ranks them 40th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 184th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 103rd in the nation. They average 42 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 132nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rebels rank 290th with 15.1 per game. The Rebels allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 296th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 160th and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 297th place in the nation. The Rebels force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 198th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 90.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 18 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 119 and they assist on 56% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 78.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.4%. The Wildcats give up 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rebels score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.4 points per game. The Rebels have a rating on offense of 108.8 and 54.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Ole Miss turns it over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37%. The Rebels give up 73.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-3 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-4 against the over/under
Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 6-6 against the spread
The Ole Miss Rebels are 6-5 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
11/18/16 F Nate Morris Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Ole Miss +12.5
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