Florida vs Kentucky Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -4
The Florida Gators head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 4 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Kentucky has an overall record of 21-5. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 11-15-0 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 15-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-13-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
02/20/20 F Nick Richards Ankle injured last game, is questionable
02/19/20 G Ashton Hagans Thigh left last game, is questionable
01/24/20 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 F Kahlil Whitney Left Team is out for season
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.2 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Keyontae Johnson comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Nick Richards averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Immanuel Quickley scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 66.5 points per contest which is 93rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 115th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 54th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 65th place in D-1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in Division 1. Florida averages 72.8 points per contest, which is 128th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 105th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 11.6 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 271st with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 65.9 points per game, which ranks them 81st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 91st with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 51st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest. Kentucky is 76th in the country with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 57th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 201st in the country. They are 71st in the nation in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 124th in assists per game with 13.8. The Wildcats are 240th in turnovers per contest with 12.6.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 64th. They are 278th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 104th. As a unit they are 92nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in D-1. Florida is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 237th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 50th. They are 192nd in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 153rd. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 346th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida +4 and over 144 total points
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