The eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (7-1) welcome the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-3) to Rupp Arena. The Wildcats will try to lengthen their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and can be seen on ESPN.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kentucky Wildcats Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Wildcats had no trouble getting past the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 83-52, while the Yellow Jackets lost big to the Syracuse Orange, 97-63.
Kentucky dominated every stat category in the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.274 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.532 (above their season average of 0.513). Fairleigh Dickinson put up marks of 0.077 and 0.362, respectively, for those same stats. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, forced Syracuse into a turnover percentage of 19.5 (above the 15.7 mark opponents have averaged against Georgia Tech this season). Kentucky received a boost from EJ Montgomery, who put up 25 points and nine rebounds. Moses Wright had a solid performance for Georgia Tech, contributing 17 points and nine rebounds.
Kentucky could dominate the offensive glass in this showdown. The Wildcats rank 18th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.8 percent), while Georgia Tech ranks 284th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.8 percent) dating back to last season.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kentucky Wildcats Free Pick
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – Kentucky, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Kentucky ranks 15th in rebounds allowed per game (29.4) while Georgia Tech ranks 197th (36.8).
- The Wildcats average 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. The Yellow Jackets rank 97th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Georgia Tech ranks 241st in three pointers attempted per game (18.1) while Kentucky ranks 267th (16.2).
- The Wildcats rank 41st in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Yellow Jackets rank 175th (13.9).
- Kentucky ranks 47th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Georgia Tech ranks 169th (7.3).