Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Georgia Bulldogs travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 16.5 point favorites.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 13-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 13-8 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
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Yante Maten comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. J.J. Frazier averages 15.5 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Georgia. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Malik Monk averages 21.7 points per game while playing 30.7 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 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Georgia averages 71.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 209th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 196th with 13.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 91.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 46th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 102.1 and they assist on 57.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Georgia turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Bulldogs give up 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 92.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 118.8 and 53.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.8%. The Wildcats give up 70.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 9-8 against the spread
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-9 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-8 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-8 against the over/under
Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/26/17 G Mychal Mulder Illness out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -16.5
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