Vanderbilt at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 13 point favorites.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 80.6 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. Kentucky has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 82.6 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 6-5-2 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
11/23/18 G Darius Garland Ankle is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
12/14/18 G Quade Green Transferred is out for season
Saben Lee comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Simisola Shittu averages 14.6 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Keldon Johnson averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Tyler Herro averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 80.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 143rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 12.7 per game. The Commodores allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 211th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 65th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 31st in the country with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 23rd in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 139th in the nation. They are 82nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 112th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Wildcats are 146th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Wildcats surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 151st in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 147th and 336th in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 28.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 275th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Commodores are 67th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 70th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 150th. As a team they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 119th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 181st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113.9, which is ranked 29th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 61st. As a unit they are 28th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 332nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -13
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