Kentucky vs Georgia College Basketball Game Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia +4.5
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Stegeman Coliseum to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 4.5 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. Georgia has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 80.8 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/28/19 F Nate Sestina Wrist is out indefinitely
11/07/19 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 F Ben Jordan Head is questionable Tuesday vs Georgia
01/06/20 G Johnny Juzang Illness is doubtful Tuesday vs Georgia
01/06/20 G Ashton Hagans Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Georgia
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
Tyrese Maxey comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ashton Hagans averages 12.9 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Edwards scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Rayshaun Hammonds averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 74.5 points per contest, which is 120th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 83rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 268th with 12.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 61.7 points per contest, which is 36th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 10.8 assists per game which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia is 23rd in the nation with 80.8 points per contest this season. They are 54th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 274th in the NCAA. They are 10th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 36th in assists per game with 16.0. The Bulldogs are 41st in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Bulldogs give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 272nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 189th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 259th with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 256th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 75th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 255th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 176th. As a team they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 332nd in Division 1. Kentucky is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 98th. They are 30th in D-1 in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 88th. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Georgia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -4.5
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