Tennessee vs Kentucky Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/3/2020
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -10.5
The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 10.5 point favorites.
Tennessee heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 66.7 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. Kentucky has an overall record of 24-5. They are averaging 74.6 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/21/19 G Lamonte Turner Shoulder is out for season
03/02/20 F Drew Pember Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Kentucky
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
Jordan Bowden comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. John Fulkerson averages 13.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Immanuel Quickley averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Tyrese Maxey averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 195th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 13.7 per game. The Volunteers allow 63.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 89th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 54th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 190th in the nation. They are 90th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 129th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Wildcats are 235th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Wildcats surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 69th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 78th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 74th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Volunteers are 203rd in the nation in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 305th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 243rd. As a team they are 184th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. Tennessee is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 222nd 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 107.5, which is ranked 57th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 146th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 344th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -10.5
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