Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 151.5.
The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 12-13 and a road record of 1-8. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-6 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Kevin Punter comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Armani Moore averages 11.3 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Tyler Ulis averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Tennessee averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 265th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 229th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 69th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 11.3 per game. The Volunteers allow 75 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 94th and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 329th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 226th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in the Division 1.
Kentucky averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 50th and 115th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 103rd with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 80th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 8.9 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and they assist on 52% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Volunteers give up 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 26.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.6 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.7 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.9 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. Kentucky turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.6%. The Wildcats give up 61.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-11 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-12 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-13 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-12 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/18/15 F Jabari McGhee Personal left the team
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/12/16 F Alex Poythress Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee
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