Abilene Christian at Kentucky College Basketball Game Picks 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena
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The Abilene Christian Wildcats head to Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 21.5 point favorites.
Abilene Christian comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 63.1 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Abilene Christian Wildcats Betting Trends
The Abilene Christian Wildcats are 15-13-1 against the spread this season
The Abilene Christian Wildcats are 13-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-16-1 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key Abilene Christian Wildcats Injuries
11/09/18 F Hayden Howell Foot is out for season
02/23/19 G B.J. Maxwell Disciplinary is out for season
02/23/19 C Jalone Friday Disciplinary is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Jaren Lewis comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Payten Ricks averages 11.7 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
PJ Washington scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Tyler Herro averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Abilene Christian averages 74.5 points per contest, which is 121st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 33.1 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 289th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 262nd with 12.0 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.1 points per contest, which is 19th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 118th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 74th in the nation with 76.7 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 86th in the NCAA. They are 33rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 137th in assists per game with 13.8. The Wildcats are 207th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Wildcats give up 65.4 points per game, which ranks them 37th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 135th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 57th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.8. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 53rd. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 288th in Division 1. Abilene Christian is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 195th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.6, which is ranked 24th. They are 254th in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 78th. As a unit they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Abilene Christian/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Abilene Christian +21.5
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