Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Stony Brook Seawolves on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 23-8 and a road record of 4-7. They are 18-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-14. The Seawolves have an overall record of 23-6 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 1-2 and they are 0-5 against the spread.
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Tyler Ulis averages 17.2 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 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 86%.
Jameel Warney averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Seawolves. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Carson Puriefoy averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kentucky averages 79.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 60th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 53rd and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in the Division 1.
Stony Brook averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 106th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 61st and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Seawolves rank 81st with 11.6 per game. The Seawolves allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 148th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the nation. The Seawolves force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 86.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 116 and they assist on 50.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.8%. The Wildcats give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Seawolves score 77.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.1 points per game. The Seawolves have a rating on offense of 113.2 and 58.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Stony Brook turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.7%. The Seawolves give up 66.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-17 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 17-14 against the over/under
Stony Brook Seawolves Betting Trends
The Stony Brook Seawolves are 0-5 against the spread
The Stony Brook Seawolves are 1-2 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stony Brook Seawolves Injuries
03/13/16 G Bryan Sekunda Knee out for season
Tony 's Pick: Take Kentucky
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