Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Tennessee Volunteers head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 12 point favorites.
The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 14-11 and a road record of 4-4. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Wildcats have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 15-10 and they are 14-11 against the spread.
Robert Hubbs comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Grant Williams averages 12.5 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
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Malik Monk averages 21.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Tennessee averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 207th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 225th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 55th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 12.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 70th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 89.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 171st in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 68th with 12 per game. The Wildcats allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 124th and 43rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 55.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Volunteers give up 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 92.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 116.4 and 52.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35%. The Wildcats give up 72.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-10 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-13 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-11 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-10 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/17/16 F John Fulkerson Elbow out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Detrick Mostella Dismissed dismissed from team
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -12
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