Alabama at Kentucky NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 10.5 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 76.8 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 12-18-1 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-15-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-15-1 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
03/13/19 F Daniel Giddens Hand is out Thursday vs Mississippi
03/13/19 G Dazon Ingram Thigh is questionable Thursday vs Mississippi
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
03/11/19 F Reid Travis Knee is questionable Friday vs
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Petty averages 10.6 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
PJ Washington scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 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 67%. Tyler Herro averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 72.6 points per contest, which is 174th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 169th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 109th with 13.6 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 71.7 points per contest, which is 189th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 184th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 74th in the nation with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 33rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 105th in the NCAA. They are 33rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 153rd in assists per game with 13.7. The Wildcats are 199th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Wildcats give up 65.2 points per game, which ranks them 38th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 172nd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6. In terms of pace they are 132nd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 186th. As a team they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 216th in Division 1. Alabama is 123rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 189th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 28th. They are 247th in D-1 in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 83rd. As a unit they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 336th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama +10.5
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