Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 21-7 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-13. The Commodores have an overall record of 17-11 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 13-12 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.7 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 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 86%.
Wade Baldwin averages 14.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Damian Jones averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kentucky averages 78.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 141st in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 48th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 65th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 53rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 51st and 70th respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 96th with 11.8 per game. The Commodores allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Commodores force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 76.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 114.2 and they assist on 49.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 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 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.7%. The Wildcats give up 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Commodores score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.1 points per game. The Commodores have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 56.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.8 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 38% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns it over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.7%. The Commodores give up 63.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-16 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-13 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-13 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-12 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/26/16 F Derek Willis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky
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