Georgia at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Georgia Bulldogs head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 11 point favorites.
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Georgia heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/30/17 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Sunday vs Georgia
11/22/17 F Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
William Jackson II averages 12.1 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Yante Maten averages 20.2 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Knox averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Hamidou Diallo scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 67.5 points per contest which is 86th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the nation. Georgia averages 74.7 points per contest this year, which is 190th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 136th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 197th in college basketball. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 174th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 124th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 185th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 102nd with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 165th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year. Kentucky is 61st in Division 1 with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 31st in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 117th in D-1. They are 37th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 73rd in assists per game with 16.0. The Wildcats are 93rd in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Bulldogs are 118th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 125th. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 178th. As a team they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. Georgia is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 35th in the nation.
Kentucky is 135th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 77th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.3, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 68th. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 95th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 347th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia +11 and under 151 total points
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