Davidson at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
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The Davidson Wildcats head to Taco Bell Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 6 point favorites.
Davidson heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 76.4 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 19-12 against the spread this season
The Davidson Wildcats are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-17 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-13 against the over/under this year
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
01/11/18 F Dusan Kovacevic Knee is out for season
01/11/18 F Nathan Ekwu Knee is out for season
01/07/18 G Luke Frampton Knee is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
03/11/18 F Jarred Vanderbilt Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Davidson
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Peyton Aldridge averages 21.5 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Kellan Grady averages 18 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kevin Knox scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 76.4 points per contest this year, which is 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 27th in Division 1. They average 32.8 boards per contest and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 305th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 9.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.6 points per contest, which is 54th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 194th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 120th place in college basketball. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 89th in the country with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 57th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 121st in Division 1. They are 32nd in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 189th in assists per game with 13.4. The Wildcats are 171st in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Wildcats give up 70.3 points per game, which ranks them 126th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 128th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 84th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 174th in the country in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 12th. They are 338th in college basketball in pace with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in D-1. Davidson is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 214th in the country.
Kentucky is 199th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 26th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 104th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 76th. They are 171st in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 158th. As a unit they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Davidson +6
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