Saturday, March 18, 2017
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The 5 seed Virginia Cavaliers head to Amway Center to take on the 4 seed Florida Gators on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the NCAA Tournament. The opening line for this game has Florida as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers finished the regular season with an overall record of 21-9. They are 18-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-19. The Gators ended the regular season with a record of 24-7. They have an over/under record of 14-15 and they are 19-12 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Marial Shayok averages 9 points per game in 20.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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KeVaughn Allen averages 13.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Gators. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Canyon Barry averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Virginia averages 66.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 309th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 306th and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 56.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in Division 1.
Florida averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 133rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 96th and 232nd respectively. In the turnover department the Gators rank 283rd with 11.9 per game. The Gators allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Gators force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating at 109.3. They assist on 56.5% of their shots, which ranks 84th in the country. In terms of pace they average 60.3 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 351st among D-1 teams. They are 80th in effective field goal percentage with 53%. As a team they are 117th in the country in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 52.4% places them 78th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.2%.
The Gators are 57th in the nation in offensive rating at 110.1. They assist on 47.8% of their shots, which ranks 283rd in the country. In terms of pace they average 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 124th among D-1 teams. They are 138th in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 96th in the country in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 51.4% places them 120th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-13 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-19 against the over/under
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 19-12 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 14-15 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
03/17/17 F Isaiah Wilkins Illness is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Florida
03/17/17 G London Perrantes Stinger probable Saturday vs. Florida
Florida Gators Injuries
02/14/17 C John Egbunu Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia +1.5
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