Kentucky at Auburn NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 4.5 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 67.5 per contest. Auburn has an overall mark of 13-3. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 66.5, which is a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keldon Johnson comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Tyler Herro averages 13.1 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Bryce Brown averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jared Harper averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 48th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 72nd and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 92nd and 286th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 73rd place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 18th in the country with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 145th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 108th in the nation. They are 33rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 31st in assists per contest with 16.4. The Tigers are 181st in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tigers surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 64th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 147th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 349th in country in forcing turnovers with 19.9 per game.
The Wildcats are 35th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 166th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 74th. As a team they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 338th in Division 1. Kentucky is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 116.2, which is ranked 13th. They are 115th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 89th. As a unit they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn -4.5
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