Kentucky at Louisville College Basketball Parlay 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The Kentucky Wildcats head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 1 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 84.2 points per contest while giving up 70.5 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 80.3 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-5-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/26/18 G Christen Cunningham Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Kentucky
Reid Travis averages 15.1 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Keldon Johnson comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Dwayne Sutton averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jordan Nwora scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 70.5 points per contest which is 163rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 151st and 336th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 155th place in D-1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in Division 1. Kentucky averages 84.2 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 88th in the nation. They average 39.9 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 96th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 111th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 94th and 238th in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 39th with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 50th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest. Louisville is 62nd in the country with 80.3 points per contest this season. They are 152nd in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 113th in the country. They are 98th in the nation in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 225th in assists per game with 13.1. The Cardinals are 260th in turnovers per contest with 12.4.
The Wildcats are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.3. In terms of pace they are 122nd in the country with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 68th. As a team they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 329th in Division 1. Kentucky is 134th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 243rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 45th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 125th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kentucky -1 and over 147.5 total points
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