Saturday, February 13, 2016
Colonial Life Arena
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 18-6 and a road record of 2-5. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Gamecocks have an overall record of 21-3 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 15-5 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.2 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Michael Carrera averages 14.2 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Gamecocks. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Sindarius Thornwell averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kentucky averages 78.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 198th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 107th with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in the Division 1.
South Carolina averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 54th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 163rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 136th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 147th respectively. In the turnover department the Gamecocks rank 286th with 14 per game. The Gamecocks allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 256th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 114th place in the nation. The Gamecocks force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.2 and they assist on 48.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.6%. The Wildcats give up 74.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gamecocks score 82.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Gamecocks have a rating on offense of 107 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. South Carolina turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.8%. The Gamecocks give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-13 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-12 against the over/under
South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 15-5 against the spread
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 11-10 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/09/16 F Alex Poythress Knee "?"
South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky
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