Kentucky at Missouri College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 3 point favorites.
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Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Missouri has an overall record of 14-8. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 66.9, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-12 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 10-11 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
02/02/18 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Saturday vs Missouri
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
12/08/17 G C.J. Roberts Left Team is out for season
11/22/17 F Michael Porter Jr. Back is out for season
01/26/18 G Terrence Phillips Suspension is out indefinitely
01/09/18 G Blake Harris Left Team is out for season
Kevin Knox averages 15.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 12.6 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kassius Robertson averages 16 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jordan Barnett averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 13.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 193rd place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri is 184th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 104th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 73rd in college basketball. They are 75th in the nation in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 161st in assists per contest with 14.0. The Tigers are 55th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Tigers surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 41st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 89th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 102nd. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 143rd. As a team they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 348th 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 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 31st in the nation.
Missouri is 30th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 23rd in the nation. The Tigers are 83rd in the country in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 105th. In terms of pace they are 290th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 54th. As a team they are 40th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 40th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri -3
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