Ole Miss Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -9.5
The Ole Miss Rebels travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 9.5 point favorites.
Ole Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 69.8 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 19-5. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 12-11-1 against the spread
The Ole Miss Rebels are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Key Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
01/10/20 G Luis Rodriguez Foot is out indefinitely
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
Devontae Shuler averages 11.6 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Breein Tyree comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Nick Richards averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 0.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Immanuel Quickley averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rebels allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 145th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in the nation. Ole Miss averages 69.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 224th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 206th in D-1. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 247th and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 198th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 77th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest, and 66th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 49th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game. Kentucky is 73rd in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 45th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 187th in the nation. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 110th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 234th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Rebels have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 214th. They are 215th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 227th. As a unit they are 187th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in D-1. Ole Miss is 183rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 229th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 107.7, which is ranked 52nd. They are 193rd in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 143rd. As a unit they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 347th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ole Miss/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -9.5
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