Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee +2
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 2 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Tennessee has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 66.6 points per contest and giving up 61.5, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-11-0 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 Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
02/04/20 G Josiah-Jordan James Groin is questionable
Nick Richards averages 14.6 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Immanuel Quickley comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 93%.
John Fulkerson averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Bowden scores 13.0 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 65.8 points per contest which is 88th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 43rd place in D-1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in Division 1. Kentucky averages 75.2 points per contest, which is 80th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 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 258th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 230th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Volunteers give up 61.5 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 89th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 139th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Volunteers are 153rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Tennessee is 291st in the country with 66.6 points per contest this season. They are 226th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 302nd in the country. They are 178th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 58th in assists per game with 14.8. The Volunteers are 153rd in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Wildcats are 76th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 172nd in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 172nd. As a team they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 234th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 89th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 222nd. They are 303rd in D-1 in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 254th. As a unit they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 199th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kentucky -2 and over 131 total points
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