Florida at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Florida Gators travel to Prudential Center to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites.
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Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 90.3 points per contest while giving up 79.0 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 86.4 points per game and surrendering 61.3, good for a point differential of 25.1.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/08/17 F Chase Johnson Illness is "?" Saturday vs Cincinnati
12/05/17 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
11/16/17 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Hudson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. Egor Koulechov averages 15.5 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Gary Clark averages 13.8 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jacob Evans averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida averages 90.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 140th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 46th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 9.9 per game. The Gators allow 79.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 292nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 198th and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 199th place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 30th in the country with 86.4 points per game this year. They are 65th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 25.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 68th in college basketball. They are 9th in the nation in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Bearcats are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Bearcats surrender 61.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 138th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 317th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game this season.
The Gators are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.3, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 250th. In terms of pace they are 88th in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 117th. As a team they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 198th in Division 1. Florida is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 188th in the nation.
Cincinnati is 284th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 15th in the nation. The Bearcats are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 117.1, and their defensive rating of 83.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 73rd in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 63rd. As a team they are 68th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 171st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -2.5
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