Kentucky at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Auburn Arena to take on the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 8.5 point favorites.
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Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 70.5 per game. Auburn has an overall mark of 22-3. They are averaging 85.5 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 17-6 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
02/13/18 F Sacha Killeya-Jones Personal is "?" Wednesday vs Auburn
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
02/13/18 G Bryce Brown Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs Kentucky
Kevin Knox averages 15 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 13.1 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Bryce Brown scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Mustapha Heron averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 76.0 points per contest this year, which is 117th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 84th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 260th in Division 1. They average 39.0 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 116th with 13.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.5 points per contest, which is 133rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 183rd place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 8th in the country with 85.5 points per contest this season. They are 119th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in Division 1. They are 56th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 91st in assists per game with 15.1. The Tigers are 237th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Tigers give up 72.4 points per game, which ranks them 179th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 65th and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 140th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 321st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 126th in the nation in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 100th. In terms of pace they are 128th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 194th. As a team they are 179th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 152nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 37th in the nation.
Auburn is 298th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 80th in Division 1. The Tigers are 84th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 116.4 is ranked 13th. They are 37th in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 72nd. As a unit they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky +8.5
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