Vanderbilt vs Kentucky Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Kentucky -21.5
The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kentucky as 21.5 point favorites.
Vanderbilt comes into this game with an overall record of 8-11. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Kentucky has an overall mark of 15-4. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 7-11-1 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 13-6-0 against the over/under
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Kentucky Wildcats are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Key Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
01/15/20 F Clevon Brown Knee is out indefinitely
01/11/20 F Aaron Nesmith Foot is out indefinitely
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/28/20 F Keion Brooks Jr. Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Vanderbilt
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
Scotty Pippen Jr. comes into this contest averaging 11.0 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Saben Lee averages 15.9 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nick Richards averages 14.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Immanuel Quickley averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Vanderbilt averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 133rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 211th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 209th in the nation. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 299th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.3 per game. The Commodores allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 323rd and 270th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 221st place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky is 79th in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 58th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 228th in the nation. They are 71st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 75th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Wildcats are 195th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Wildcats surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 79th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 55th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 101st in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Commodores are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they are 147th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 156th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 37th in Division 1. Vanderbilt is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kentucky is 213th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 81st. They are 159th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 146th. As a unit they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vanderbilt/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -21.5
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