Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 11.5 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 17-2 and a road record of 3-1. They are 13-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-6. The Volunteers have an overall record of 10-9 and a home record of 6-4. They have an over/under record of 7-9 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 29.9 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 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 16.2 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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Robert Hubbs averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Volunteers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Grant Williams averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kentucky averages 92.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 11.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Tennessee averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 188th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 93rd and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Volunteers rank 179th with 13.4 per game. The Volunteers allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 203rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 159th and 221st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 206th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the nation. The Volunteers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 90.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 15.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 120.8 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.9 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 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37%. The Wildcats give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Volunteers score 81.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Volunteers have a rating on offense of 107.5 and 54% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Tennessee turns it over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Volunteers give up 74.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-6 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-6 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-8 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-9 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/23/17 G De'Aaron Fox Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Tennessee
01/23/17 G Mychal Mulder Illness missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Tennessee
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee +11.5
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