Kentucky vs. Texas-Arlington - 11/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas-Arlington Mavericks (3-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (5-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -31 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The UT-Arlington Mavericks and kentucky Wildcats play Tuesday night at the Rupp Arena.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks are off to a solid 3-1 start and will play already their third road game. On the season, UT-Arlington is averaging 76.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 70.5 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Lonnie McClanahan leads the Mavericks with 12.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting and Jamel Outler is averaging 11.8 points on 53.6 percent shooting. Kevin Hervey is averaging 9.3 rebounds and Erick Neal is averaging 3.3 assists. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are an experienced team led by two seniors in the backcourt and they’re shooting an impressive 42.5 percent from downtown. UT-Arlington is also averaging more than 39 rebounds but the 16 turnovers per game and lack of defense will hurt them come conference play.
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The Kentucky Wildcats remain unbeaten and will continue to enjoy these home games. On the season, Kentucky is averaging 80.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 46 points on 28.1 percent shooting. Aaron Harrison leads Kentucky with 11.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting and Dakari Johnson is averaging 10.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. Andrew Harrison is averaging 3.2 assists and Willie Cauley-Stein is producing 1.8 blocks. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t been the best offensive team early on, shooting just 30.3 percent from beyond the arc. However, Kentucky is averaging nearly 10 blocks per game and more than 45 rebounds, two areas that the Wildcats will continue to own with their insane size. Alex Poythress is questionable for this game due to an illness.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
You see what Kentucky is doing, right? Kentucky beat the hell out of Kansas and is coming off a 86-28 win on Sunday. Oddmakers can't put the spread high enough. Give me Kentucky at home.