Kentucky at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Exactech Arena to take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 5 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 77.2 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. Florida has an overall mark of 19-11. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-16 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 17-13 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 12-16 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Key Florida Gators Injuries
02/28/18 F Dontay Bassett Illness left last game, is "?"
02/20/18 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Kevin Knox averages 15.8 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 13 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jalen Hudson scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Egor Koulechov averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 77.2 points per contest this year, which is 85th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 78th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 184th in Division 1. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 133rd with 13.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 134th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 118th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 174th place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 109th in the country with 76.1 points per contest this season. They are 253rd in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 75th in Division 1. They are 179th in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 233rd in assists per game with 12.9. The Gators are 345th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Gators give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 286th with 37.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Gators are 255th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 96th. In terms of pace they are 118th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 174th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 347th in Division 1. Kentucky is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the nation.
Florida is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 85th in Division 1. The Gators are 101st in the nation in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 77th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 201st. As a unit they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 116th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky +5
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