Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Mizzou Arena to take on the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 16.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 15-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-11. The Tigers have an overall record of 7-19 and a home record of 6-9. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.6 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Terrence Phillips averages 9.9 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Kevin Puryear averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kentucky averages 88.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 148th in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 63rd 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 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 170th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in Division 1.
Missouri averages 69 points per game this year which ranks them 263rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 335th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 341st in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 65th and 257th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 115th with 12.6 per game. The Tigers allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 77th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the nation. The Tigers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 85.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 116.1 and they assist on 52.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.1 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 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.7%. The Wildcats give up 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 70.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.2 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 96.7 and 51.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Missouri turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.9%. The Tigers give up 66.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-12 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-11 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 11-11 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 12-11 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/29/16 F Willie Jackson Personal expected to transfer
01/20/17 F Jakoby Kemp Redshirt out for season
01/05/17 F Mitchell Smith Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -16.5
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