Tennessee at Kentucky NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday in the SEC Tournament Semifinals. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 1 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 27-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.5 as they are averaging 82.3 points per game while giving up 67.9 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-15-1 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-20-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Admiral Schofield averages 16.4 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Grant Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Tyler Herro averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%. PJ Washington averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 127th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation. Tennessee averages 82.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 51st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.2 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 22nd and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 29.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 150th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Kentucky is 74th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 32nd in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 95th in the nation. They are 32nd in the country in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game and 149th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Wildcats are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Volunteers are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.9. In terms of pace they are 147th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 26th. As a team they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 326th in Division 1. Tennessee is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 28th. They are 248th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 81st. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 338th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -1
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