Kentucky vs Arkansas Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas -2
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 2 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. Arkansas has an overall record of 14-2. They are averaging 74.6 points per game and surrendering 61.4, good for a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 10-6-0 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 5-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Immanuel Quickley averages 13.7 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%. Tyrese Maxey comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Joe averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Mason Jones scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 63.7 points per contest which is 62nd in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 46th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 70th place in D-1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1. Kentucky averages 75.0 points per contest, which is 101st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 68th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 236th in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 256th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks give up 61.4 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 48th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.2 dimes allowed per game and 285th with 37.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 333rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per contest. Arkansas is 110th in the country with 74.6 points per contest this season. They are 137th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 266th in the country. They are 290th in the nation in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 195th in assists per game with 13.1. The Razorbacks are 281st in turnovers per contest with 12.2.
The Wildcats are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.5. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 160th. As a team they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 341st in Division 1. Kentucky is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Arkansas is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Razorbacks have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 155th. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 131st. As a unit they are 104th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 83rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kentucky +2 and over 137 total points
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