Utah Valley at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Utah Valley Wolverines travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Utah Valley heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-15. They had a point differential of 3.6 as they averaged 77.0 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. Kentucky had an overall record of 26-5 last season. They averaged 85.9 points per game and surrendered 71.6, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Trends
The Utah Valley Wolverines were 3-0 against the spread last season
The Utah Valley Wolverines were 1-0 against the over/under last year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats were 18-16 against the spread last season
The Kentucky Wildcats were 16-15 against the over/under last year
Key Utah Valley Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Conner Toolson averaged 11.9 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.9 rebounds per game and dished out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 75%. Jordan Poydras averaged 10.7 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 37% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Malik Monk averaged 19.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 2.5 rebounds per game and had 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 82%. De'Aaron Fox averaged 16.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah Valley averaged 77.0 points per contest last season, which ranked them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 3.6 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 319th in the country. They averaged 39.4 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranked them 25th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 13th with 15.5 per game. The Wolverines allowed 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 219th in Division 1. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 69th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 38.4 rebounds a game which ranked 315th and they gave up 13.8 assists per contest, which put them in 232nd place in college basketball. They forced 14.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 256th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky was 5th in the country with 85.9 points per game last year. They were 35th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 14.4. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 163rd in college basketball. They were 12th in the nation in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 58th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Wildcats were 275th in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Wildcats surrendered 71.6 points per contest, which ranked them 163rd in the country. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 31st with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 150th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats were 284th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game last season.
The Wolverines were 29th in the country in defensive rating last season with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 99.7 was ranked 270th. They were 9th in college basketball in pace with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 172nd. As a unit they were 150th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in D-1. Utah Valley was 40th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 41st in the country.
Kentucky was 328th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 57th in Division 1. The Wildcats were 32nd in the nation in defensive rating with 95.3, and their offensive rating of 114.5 was ranked 15th. They were 14th in D-1 in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 69th. As a unit they were 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah Valley/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky
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