Florida at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Florida Gators travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2.5 point favorites.
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Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 82.0 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Kentucky has an overall mark of 14-4. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 70.0, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/16/17 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
01/19/18 C Gorjok Gak Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Kentucky
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
01/19/18 G Quade Green Back is "?" Saturday vs Florida
01/19/18 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Saturday vs Florida
Egor Koulechov averages 15.1 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%. Jalen Hudson averages 16.5 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Hamidou Diallo averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Kevin Knox averages 14.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 193rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 181st and 313th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 235th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in college basketball. Florida averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 36th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 197th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 28th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 345th with 10.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 124th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 115th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 103rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Kentucky is 94th in Division 1 with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 35th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 182nd in the nation. They are 70th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 143rd in assists per contest with 14.3. The Wildcats are 112th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Gators are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 186th. In terms of pace they are 183rd in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 115th in Division 1. Florida is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 180th in the nation.
Kentucky is 122nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 46th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 102nd in the nation in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 90th. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 104th. As a unit they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 347th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -2.5
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