Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 13-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-8. The Gators have an overall record of 16-5 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 12-7 against the spread.
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Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.9 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
KeVaughn Allen averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Gators. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Canyon Barry averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kentucky averages 91.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 138th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 33rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in Division 1.
Florida averages 78.7 points per game this year which ranks them 51st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 104th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 141st in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 161st and 222nd respectively. In the turnover department the Gators rank 38th with 11.5 per game. The Gators allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 31st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Gators force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 89.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 118.5 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36%. The Wildcats give up 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gators score 78.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9 points per game. The Gators have a rating on offense of 111.6 and 47.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Florida turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Gators give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-9 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-8 against the over/under
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 12-7 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 10-9 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/31/17 G De'Aaron Fox Illness "?"
01/26/17 G Mychal Mulder Illness out indefinitely
Florida Gators Injuries
02/01/17 F Keith Stone Ear "?" Thursday vs. Missouri
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -2
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