Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 11-5 and a road record of 3-1. They are 8-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 14-2 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 11-5 and they are 12-4 against the spread.
Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Danjel Purifoy averages 13.7 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Malik Monk averages 21.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Auburn averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 237th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 97th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.6 per game. The Tigers allow 75 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 325th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 93.8 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 197th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 11th with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.8 and they assist on 50% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Tigers give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 95.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 24.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 26 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 121 and 53.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77.5 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 30% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.2%. The Wildcats give up 69.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-6 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 5-9 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-4 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-5 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
01/10/17 F Danjel Purifoy Ankle "?"
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky
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