UAB vs Kentucky College Basketball Game Picks 11/29/2019
Game: UAB Blazers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -20.5
The UAB Blazers head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday, November 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 20.5 point favorites.
UAB comes into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 64.0 points per game while giving up 58.4 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 5-1. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 61.7, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 1-4-0 against the spread this season
The UAB Blazers are 1-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 2-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/18/19 G Zack Bryant Disciplinary is dismissed from program
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/17/19 F EJ Montgomery Ankle is out indefinitely11/07/19 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
Tavin Lovan comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jalen Benjamin averages 12.4 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Tyrese Maxey scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Ashton Hagans averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
UAB averages 64.0 points per contest, which is 309th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 286th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 9.4 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 338th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 128th with 14.6 per game. The Blazers allow 58.4 points per contest, which is 24th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 82nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 80th in the nation with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 76th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in the NCAA. They are 60th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 164th in assists per game with 13.7. The Wildcats are 212th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Wildcats give up 61.7 points per game, which ranks them 71st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 70th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 96th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 252nd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.3. In terms of pace they are 327th in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 314th. As a team they are 301st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 310th in Division 1. UAB is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 217th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 88th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 150th. As a unit they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UAB/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UAB +20.5
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