Tennessee State at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Tennessee State Tigers head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 29.5 point favorites.
Tennessee State heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 85.6 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Kentucky has an overall record of 4-1. They are averaging 86.0 points per game and surrendering 78.2, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Tennessee State Tigers Betting Trends
The Tennessee State Tigers are 1-1-1 against the spread this season
The Tennessee State Tigers are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 1-4-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee State Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kamar McKnight averages 14.0 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
PJ Washington scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 22.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Keldon Johnson averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee State averages 85.6 points per contest, which is 39th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 189th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 51st with 15.8 per game. The Tigers allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 220th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 244th and 81st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 188th, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 34th in the nation with 86.0 points per contest this season. They are 46th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the NCAA. They are 42nd in D-1 in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 92nd in assists per game with 15.6. The Wildcats are 75th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Wildcats give up 78.2 points per game, which ranks them 289th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 300th and 346th in those defensive statistics. They rank 272nd with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 23.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 153rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 145th in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 11th in the country with 80 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 114th. As a team they are 139th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Tennessee State is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 116.2, which is ranked 40th. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 112th. As a unit they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 344th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee State/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee State +29.5
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