Kentucky vs Auburn Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -2.5
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Auburn Arena to take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 2.5 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 18-2. They are averaging 79.3 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-11-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 9-11-0 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 8-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
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
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nick Richards comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Immanuel Quickley averages 13.8 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Samir Doughty scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Isaac Okoro averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 75.5 points per contest, which is 77th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 57th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 236th in the nation. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 72nd and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 204th with 13.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.0 points per contest, which is 77th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 22nd in the nation with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 143rd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 277th in the NCAA. They are 10th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 152nd in assists per game with 13.6. The Tigers are 168th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Tigers give up 68.6 points per game, which ranks them 164th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 110th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 220th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 223rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 75th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 170th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 150th. As a team they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 347th in Division 1. Kentucky is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 260th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 44th. They are 87th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 124th. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky +2.5
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