Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Coleman Coliseum to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 19-5 and a road record of 3-3. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-9. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Braxton Key averages 11.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Dazon Ingram averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Kentucky averages 90.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 144th in the country. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 70.3 points per game this year which ranks them 236th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 258th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 285th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 279th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 274th with 14.4 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 228th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 87.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 117.1 and they assist on 52.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.2%. The Wildcats give up 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 72.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.6 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 100.6 and 48.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.8%. The Crimson Tide give up 62.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 85 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-11 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-9 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-11 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-11 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -7.5
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