The biggest game in college basketball Saturday will be played in Lexington, KY. as the Kentucky Wildcats will take on the No.3 Florida Gators. Kentucky is currently a three point underdogs, according to VegasInsider.com. But if you look at the stats Kentucky is not the underdog at all, Florida is.
Let’s look at some of the statistics and then we can make a complete conclusion at the end shall we.
-Florida’s strength of schedule is 42, Kentucky’s is 12th. Point Kentucky.
-Florida is 6-2 against RPI top 50 teams, Kentucky is 3-2. Point Florida.
-Florida coach Billy Donavon is 14-24 against Kentucky, 3-14 in Rupp Arena. Point Kentucky.
-Kentucky players will be wearing new Nike Hyper Elite uniforms. Point Kentucky.
-Kentucky has won the last 22 games in Rupp Arena, all-time record of 508-62. Point Kentucky.
-Kentucky has a better team field goal percentage and free throw percentage. Florida has a better percentage from three. We will call it a tie.
-Kentucky averages 41.8 rebounds per game and allows 39.3. Florida averages 37 and allows 36.5. Kentucky by a hair.
-Kentucky averages 6.7 blocks, Florida averages 3.1. Kentucky owns this won.
-Florida averages 6.8 steals per game, Kentucky averages 4.8. Point Florida.
– Point Kentucky
With Kentucky’s size and with a loud Big Blue Nation in Rupp, the Cats should win this one. I say Kentucky wins, 77-71.
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