Alabama at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Scottrade Center to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 2 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 16-14 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-20 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-17 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-13 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
03/07/18 F Jarred Vanderbilt Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Georgia
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Collin Sexton averages 18.6 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per contest in 23.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 72% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Kevin Knox scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 72.4 points per contest this year, which is 221st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 108th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 310th in Division 1. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 135th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 60th with 14.2 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 69.7 points per contest, which is 102nd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 247th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 47th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 85th in the country with 76.9 points per contest this season. They are 80th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 187th in Division 1. They are 20th in the country in rebounding with 39.3 boards per contest and 201st in assists per game with 13.3. The Wildcats are 124th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Wildcats give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 147th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 177th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 121st with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 95th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 227th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 70th. In terms of pace they are 131st in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 160th. As a team they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 232nd in Division 1. Alabama is 56th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 21st in the nation.
Kentucky is 168th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 38th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 109th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.5, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 97th. They are 129th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 178th. As a unit they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 346th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama +2
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