Kentucky vs. Wright State - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (1-2) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (3-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky -24.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wright State Raiders and Kentucky Wildcats square off Friday night at the Rupp Arena.
The Wright State Raiders look for a major upset that would get them back to a .500 record. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 67.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Mark Alstork is averaging 15.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while JT Yoho is averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Joe Thomasson is the third double-digit scorer and Grant Benzinger is grabbing three rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 47.1 percent from beyond the arc, as they’ve made 32 threes in three games. The long ball is keeping Wright State in games, as the Raiders lost to CS Northridge and Northern Illinois by a combined 11 points. Wright State has lost six straight road games and 10 of its last 11 games overall.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look to keep the ball rolling after a quick 3-0 start to the year. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 79.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 14.3 points and five assists while Skal Labissiere is averaging 14 points and 4.7 rebounds. Tyler Ulis is dishing 4.3 assists and Isaiah Briscoe is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats have five players averaging double-digit points and are allowing just 23.9 percent shooting from deep. Kentucky is off to an impressive start and is moving the ball well, as the Wildcats have 45 assists on 90 made baskets in three games. Kentucky hasn’t lost a home game since February of 2014.
The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
Wright State has trouble winning games against equal talent. Forget about hanging around with a squad of future NBA players. While I am a bit worried about this being a letdown spot for Kentucky after the win over Duke, the talent gap is just so large. This is either Kentucky or pass.