Kentucky at Vanderbilt College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 3.5 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Vanderbilt has an overall mark of 6-10. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-9 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 1-11 against the spread this season
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-8 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
01/12/18 G Quade Green Back is "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
01/12/18 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
No key injuries to report
Hamidou Diallo averages 14 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Kevin Knox averages 14.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jeff Roberson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 217th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in college basketball. Kentucky averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 85th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 113th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 114th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Commodores surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 167th and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 120th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Commodores are 5th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game this season. Vanderbilt is 240th in Division 1 with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 310th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 165th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game and 265th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Commodores are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Wildcats are 82nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 97th. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 106th. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 65th in the nation.
Vanderbilt is 229th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 113th in Division 1. The Commodores are 251st in the nation in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 167th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 254th. As a unit they are 213th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Vanderbilt college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vanderbilt +3.5
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