Tennessee at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 1 point favorites.
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Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 17-6. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-7 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Back is "?" Tuesday vs Tennessee
Grant Williams averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%. Admiral Schofield averages 12.5 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kevin Knox averages 15.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 24th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.5 per game. The Volunteers allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 32nd and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 59th place in college basketball. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 108th in the country with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 77th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 251st in college basketball. They are 32nd in the nation in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game, and 184th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Wildcats are 117th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Wildcats surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 185th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 129th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 102nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Volunteers are 59th in the country in defensive rating with 97, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 38th. They are 264th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 124th. As a unit they are 81st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in D-1. Tennessee is 255th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 34th in the country.
Kentucky is 160th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 33rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 97th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.7, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 108th. They are 128th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 190th. As a unit they are 168th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 346th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -1
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