UNCG Spartans at Kentucky Wildcats ATS Prediction

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The 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (6-1) and their phenomenal offense host the UNCG Spartans (7-1) and their tremendous defense. The game will air on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

UNCG Spartans at Kentucky Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Wildcats defeated the Monmouth Hawks 90-44, while the Spartans beat the Greensboro Pride 111-33.

UNCG played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1 (above their season average of 31.5) and a turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 15.3). For those same stats, Greensboro was 7.1 and 46.7, respectively. The Wildcats, meanwhile, had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.660 (above their season average of 0.531), while the Hawks had a free throw rate of 0.172 (below their season average of 0.300). Tyler Herro played well for Kentucky with 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Kaleb Hunter had a good game for UNCG, putting up 22 points.

This battle pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Kentucky ranks 48th in offensive efficiency and UNCG is fourth in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2017-18 season. ,

UNCG Spartans at Kentucky Wildcats Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – UNCG, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UNCG ranks 31st in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while Kentucky ranks 331st (15.0).
  • The Spartans rank 11th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while the Wildcats rank 118th (12.7).
  • Kentucky ranks 29th in rebounds per game (39.0) while UNCG ranks 106th (36.8).
  • The Spartans rank 18th in steals per game (7.9) while the Wildcats rank 205th (5.7).
  • UNCG ranks fourth in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while Kentucky ranks 152nd (3.4).