Houston at Kentucky College Basketball Betting Tips 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
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The Houston Cougars head to Sprint Center to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 33-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 29-6. They are averaging 76.4 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 22-12-2 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 14-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 18-16-1 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
03/25/19 F PJ Washington Foot is questionable Friday vs Houston U
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Armoni Brooks averages 13.2 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Keldon Johnson scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Tyler Herro averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 75.8 points per contest, which is 92nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 164th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.2 per game. The Cougars allow 61.0 points per contest, which is 7th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 77th in the nation with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 105th in the NCAA. They are 32nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 155th in assists per game with 13.6. The Wildcats are 217th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Wildcats give up 64.5 points per game, which ranks them 28th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 29.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 125th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 112.2, which is ranked 27th. They are 261st in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 117th. As a unit they are 122nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 82nd in D-1. Houston is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 206th 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 112.6, which is ranked 23rd. They are 259th in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 81st. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +2
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