Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Florida Gators travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 23-5 and a road record of 8-2. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 23-5 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 16-12 and they are 15-13 against the spread.
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KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Canyon Barry averages 12.7 points per game in 21.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Malik Monk averages 21.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Florida averages 79.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 110th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 71st and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 77th with 12 per game. The Gators allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 88.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 156th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 80th with 12.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 177th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 34th in college basketball.
The Gators average 79.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 111.6 and they assist on 48.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Gators give up 65.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 91.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.3 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76 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 32% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Wildcats give up 71.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 17-9 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 13-13 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-13 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-12 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
02/21/17 F Gorjok Gak Foot expected to miss 1-2 weeks
02/14/17 C John Egbunu Knee out for season
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -3.5
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