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Kentucky vs. Wofford - 3/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wofford vs. Kentucky
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 2:40 PM (EDT)
Location
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, Florida
The Line
The Line: Kentucky -5.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
CBS
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The Wofford Terriers and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday in the second round of the college basketball NCAA Tournament at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

The Wofford Terriers look for another victory after beating Seton Hall in the first round. The Wofford Terriers are averaging 81.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Fletcher Magee is averaging 20.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while Cameron Jackson is averaging 14.6 points and 2.8 assists. Nathan Hoover is the third double-digit scorer and Storm Murphy is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Wofford Terriers are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wofford Terriers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Wofford Terriers have won their last 13 non-home games.

The Kentucky Wildcats look for another victory after blowing the doors off Abilene Christian in the first round. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 76.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting. PJ Washington is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tyler Herro is averaging 14.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Keldon Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Reid Travis is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won nine of their last 11 non-home games.

The Terriers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 11-3 in Wildcats last 14 overall. The over is 4-1 in Terriers last 5 overall.

The Wofford Terriers showed just how explosive they can be, as they ran away with that game against Seton Hall in about a three minute stretch where the outside shot wouldn't miss. Wofford enters this contest shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 43.1 percent from deep and winning its last five games by an average of 17 points. This is a dangerous game for the Kentucky Wildcats, especially when you consider Reid Travis hasn't been himself lately and PJ Washington has been ruled out due to a foot injury. I want Wofford and the points with the way this team is shooting the ball. 

Pick:
Wofford +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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