Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Humphrey Coliseum to play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 15-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 12-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 12-4 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 8-5 against the spread.
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Quinndary Weatherspoon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Aric Holman averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kentucky averages 93.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 151st in the country. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 151st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in Division 1.
Mississippi State averages 74.4 points per game this year which ranks them 131st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 107th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 221st and 222nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 71st with 12.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 110th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 91.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 17 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 121.3 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 77.2 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 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.2%. The Wildcats give up 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 72.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.3 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 107 and 49.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Mississippi State turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.8%. The Bulldogs give up 66.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-5 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-6 against the over/under
Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 8-5 against the spread
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 7-6 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
11/16/16 F Abdul Ado Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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