Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Vanderbilt Commodores head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 5 point favorites.
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The Commodores come into this game with an overall record of 16-13 and a road record of 5-5. They are 16-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-15. The Wildcats have an overall record of 24-5 and a home record of 14-2. They have an over/under record of 16-13 and they are 16-13 against the spread.
Matthew Fisher-Davis comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Commodores. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Luke Kornet averages 13.2 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Vanderbilt. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Malik Monk averages 21.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Vanderbilt averages 71.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 199th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 205th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 216th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 110th with 12.4 per game. The Commodores allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 86th and 147th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in Division 1.
Kentucky averages 87.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 89th with 12.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in college basketball.
The Commodores average 65.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.3 per contest. The Commodores have an offensive rating of 107 and they assist on 57.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 48% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.1%. The Commodores give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 55.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 90.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.8 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 32% of their shots. Kentucky turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.6%. The Wildcats give up 71.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 16-11 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 11-15 against the over/under
Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-13 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-13 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/27/17 G De'Aaron Fox Knee missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Vanderbilt
Guy's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +5
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