UIC at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The UIC Flames travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 20 point favorites.
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UIC comes into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 65.8 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 5-1. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable UIC Flames Betting Trends
The UIC Flames are 0-2 against the spread this season
The UIC Flames are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Key UIC Flames Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/22/17 F Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Dikembe Dixson averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 73%. Marcus Ottey averages 12.3 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Kevin Knox averages 14.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Hamidou Diallo averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
UIC averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 222nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 288th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 145th and 182nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 145th with 14.3 per game. The Flames allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 48th and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.0 rebounds a game which ranks 319th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 283rd place in college basketball. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 217th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 88th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in college basketball. They are 39th in the nation in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 112th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Wildcats are 62nd in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Wildcats surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 41st in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 77th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 43rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season.
The Flames are 258th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 88.6 is ranked 49th. In terms of pace they are 177th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 293rd. As a team they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 117th in Division 1. UIC is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 30th in the nation.
Kentucky is 67th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 63rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 83rd in the nation in defensive rating with 91.7, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 190th. They are 249th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 159th. As a unit they are 196th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shot attempts, ranking 351st in the country.
Who will win tonight's UIC/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -20
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