North Dakota at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 26.5 point favorites.
North Dakota heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 29.5 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 54.0 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 88.5, which is a point differential of -11.0.
Valuable North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Trends
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 1-0-0 against the spread this season
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are 0-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 0-2-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Dakota Fighting Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Hazekamp comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 14.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Cortez Seales averages 14.0 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Keldon Johnson scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Reid Travis averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Dakota averages 83.5 points per contest, which is 110th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 29.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 116th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 79th in the nation. They average 45.0 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 51st and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 239th with 12.0 per game. The Fighting Hawks allow 54.0 points per contest, which is 32nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 33% shooting percentage and a 24% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd, and they allow 8.5 assists per game which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 178th in the nation with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 197th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.0. They shoot 26% from beyond the arc, which is good for 306th in the NCAA. They are 76th in D-1 in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 187th in assists per game with 14.0. The Wildcats are 60th in turnovers per contest with 17.0. The Wildcats give up 88.5 points per game, which ranks them 330th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 305th and 301st in those defensive statistics. They rank 314th with 17.5 dimes allowed per game and 48th with 29.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 14th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 8.5 per contest this year.
The Fighting Hawks have an offensive rating of 114.4, which is ranked 101st. They are 170th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 100th. As a unit they are 90th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in D-1. North Dakota is 231st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 82nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 103.3, which is ranked 197th. They are 113th in D-1 in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 259th. As a unit they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 322nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Dakota +26.5
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