Kentucky vs Florida Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida -1.5
The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 1.5 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 24-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Florida has an overall mark of 19-11. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-14-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 15-15-0 against the over/under
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 Florida Gators Injuries
12/30/19 C Gorjok Gak Left Team is out for season
Tyrese Maxey averages 14.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Immanuel Quickley comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Keyontae Johnson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the nation. Kentucky averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 86th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 170th in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 104th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 226th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 113th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 43rd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 154th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Florida is 144th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 81st in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 124th in the nation. They are 175th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 272nd in assists per contest with 11.8. The Gators are 281st in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Wildcats are 57th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 148th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 345th in Division 1. Kentucky is 218th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 251st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 67th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 303rd in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 93rd. As a team they are 83rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida -1.5
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