Kentucky at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Scottrade Center to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 2 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 70.5 per contest. Tennessee has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-17 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-13 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 17-12 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-17 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
03/10/18 F Jarred Vanderbilt Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Alabama
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Knox averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 13.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Grant Williams averages 15.6 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Admiral Schofield averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 161st place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 170th in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 221st in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in college basketball. They are 112th in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 41st in assists per contest with 15.9. The Volunteers are 232nd in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Volunteers surrender 66.1 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 173rd with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 271st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 141st in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 184th. As a team they are 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the nation.
Tennessee is 232nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 18th in the nation. The Volunteers are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 34th. In terms of pace they are 264th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 214th. As a team they are 166th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 230th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -2
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