Georgia Tech vs Kentucky Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/14/2019
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -14
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 14 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 77.6 points per game and surrendering 60.0, good for a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
12/05/19 G Jose Alvarado Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/28/19 F Nate Sestina Wrist is out indefinitely
11/07/19 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
Michael Devoe comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 68% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Moses Wright averages 12.1 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 29%.
Nick Richards averages 13.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Tyrese Maxey averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 229th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 17.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 334th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 228th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 76th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 47th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 33rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game, and 81st in assists per contest with 15.1. The Wildcats are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Wildcats surrender 60.0 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 59th in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 45th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 90th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 91.2, which is ranked 314th. They are 54th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 214th. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 292nd in D-1. Georgia Tech is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 54th. They are 154th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 138th. As a unit they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 337th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -14
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