Troy at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Troy Trojans travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 21 point favorites.
Troy heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Kentucky has an overall record of 3-1. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Troy Trojans are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-4 against the over/under this year
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Wesley Person averages 17 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordon Varnado averages 19.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Hamidou Diallo averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Kevin Knox averages 15 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Trojans allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 165th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 251st, and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 222nd place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in college basketball. Troy averages 83.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 95th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 175th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 178th in D-1. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 170th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 180th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 123rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Kentucky is 239th in Division 1 with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 140th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 102nd in the nation. They are 152nd in college basketball in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game and 107th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Wildcats are 70th in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Trojans are 124th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 92.8 is ranked 114th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 154th. As a team they are 160th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 71st in Division 1. Troy is 226th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 101st in the nation.
Kentucky is 68th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 77th in the nation. The Wildcats are 216th in the country in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 91.8 is ranked 106th. In terms of pace they are 263rd in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 200th. As a team they are 234th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 346th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Troy/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -21
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