Kentucky at LSU College Basketball Picks & Parlay 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to Pete Maravich Assembly Center to take on the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 5 point favorites.
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Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. LSU has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 84.7 points per contest and giving up 73.4, which is a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 5-3 against the spread this season
The LSU Tigers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/22/17 F Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Knox averages 14.5 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Hamidou Diallo averages 14.9 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Skylar Mays averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Tremont Waters scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.0 points per contest which is 113th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 115th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 167th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in the nation. Kentucky averages 80.3 points per contest this year, which is 70th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 53rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 124th in college basketball. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 31st and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 114th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers give up 73.4 points per game, which ranks them 211th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 187th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 183rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year. LSU is 29th in Division 1 with 84.7 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 72nd in D-1. They are 201st in college basketball in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 72nd in assists per game with 15.9. The Tigers are 288th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Wildcats are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 95 is ranked 69th. In terms of pace they are 92nd in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 141st. As a team they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 47th in the nation.
LSU is 281st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 232nd in Division 1. The Tigers are 266th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 121.2 is ranked 7th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kentucky -5 and over 149 total points
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