Georgia vs Kentucky Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Georgia Bulldogs vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -11.5
The Georgia Bulldogs head to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 11.5 point favorites.
Georgia heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 13-4. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 63.8, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 11-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
12/21/19 F Amanze Ngumezi Left Team is out for season
12/09/19 G Jordan Harris Suspension is out indefinitely
01/17/20 G Sahvir Wheeler Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Mississippi St
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Anthony Edwards comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 13.8 points per contest in 26.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Tyrese Maxey scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Immanuel Quickley averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia averages 77.6 points per contest, which is 45th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 81st. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 75th with 14.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 74.3 points per contest, which is 291st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 265th and 166th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 270th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 244th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 100th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 70th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 235th in the NCAA. They are 69th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 75th in assists per game with 14.7. The Wildcats are 233rd in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Wildcats give up 63.8 points per game, which ranks them 60th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 43rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 52nd with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 96th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 117th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they are 51st in the country with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 113th. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 212th in Division 1. Georgia is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 232nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 86th. They are 176th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 159th. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia +11.5
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