Kentucky at Florida NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 2.5 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 79.9 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. Florida has an overall record of 12-8. They are averaging 69.8 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/19 F Keith Stone ACL is out for season
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
PJ Washington averages 13.4 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Keldon Johnson comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Noah Locke averages 11.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%. KeVaughn Allen averages 13.2 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 283rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in the nation. Kentucky averages 79.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 92nd in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 48th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators surrender 62.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 201st with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 327th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Florida is 265th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 280th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 117th in the nation. They are 248th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 175th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Gators are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Wildcats are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 169th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 74th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 340th in Division 1. Kentucky is 197th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 261st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 323rd in Division 1 with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 223rd. As a team they are 241st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 28th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida +2.5
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