Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 8-11 and a road record of 0-5. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
Kevin Puryear comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Wes Clark averages 10.4 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jamal Murray averages 17.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Tyler Ulis averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Missouri averages 67.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 225th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 292nd in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 212th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 267th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 77.4 points per game this year which ranks them 71st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 271st in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 47th and 168th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 130th with 12.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 69th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in college basketball.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 9-6 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 9-7 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-11 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-10 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/14/15 G Matravian Payne Academics has left team
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri
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