Florida at Kentucky Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Florida Gators travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 12 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 68.7 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 25-5. They are averaging 77.2 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 10-20-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-19-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out for season
01/21/19 F Keith Stone ACL is out for season
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
03/08/19 F Reid Travis Knee is questionable Saturday vs Florida
KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Noah Locke averages 10.3 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
PJ Washington averages 14.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 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 67%. Tyler Herro averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 68.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 280th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 217th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 258th and 269th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 281st with 11.8 per game. The Gators allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 88th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 168th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 37th place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 68th in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 34th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 101st in the nation. They are 32nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 136th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Wildcats are 196th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Wildcats surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 236th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 167th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 170th. They are 335th in college basketball in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 252nd. As a unit they are 252nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 59th in D-1. Florida is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 196th 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 112.5, which is ranked 25th. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 76th. 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 334th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kentucky -12
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