Arkansas at Kentucky NCAA Basketball Picks 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 18 point favorites.
Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Kentucky has an overall mark of 23-4. They are averaging 78.3 points per contest and giving up 64.9, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 8-17-1 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
01/19/19 G Jordan Phillips Transferred has left team
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
02/24/19 F Reid Travis Ankle is out 2-3 weeks
Isaiah Joe averages 14.1 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Daniel Gafford comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Tyler Herro averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 93%. PJ Washington averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 108th and 179th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 322nd, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the NCAA. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in the nation. Arkansas averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in D-1. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 226th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 105th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 33rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 212th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 212th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Kentucky is 54th in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 27th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 110th in the nation. They are 33rd in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 129th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 214th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Razorbacks are 180th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 39th in the country with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 204th. As a team they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 195th in Division 1. Arkansas is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 216th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.6, which is ranked 16th. They are 230th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 77th. As a unit they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 330th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -18
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