Alabama at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Exactech Arena to take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 8.5 point favorites.
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Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 14-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 70.0 per contest. Florida has an overall record of 15-7. They are averaging 79.8 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 11-9 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-15 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 11-9 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key Florida Gators Injuries
02/02/18 C John Egbunu Knee is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Collin Sexton averages 18.7 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%. John Petty averages 11.5 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Jalen Hudson scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Egor Koulechov averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 73.8 points per contest this year, which is 183rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 106th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 255th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 131st and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 113th with 14.0 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 127th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 61st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 221st, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 55th in the country with 79.8 points per contest this season. They are 228th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 44th in Division 1. They are 157th in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 207th in assists per game with 13.3. The Gators are 344th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Gators give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 165th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 152nd and 289th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 279th with 37.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Gators are 230th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 192nd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 91st. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 150th. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in Division 1. Alabama is 98th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 43rd in the nation.
Florida is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 142nd in Division 1. The Gators are 174th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 32nd. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 172nd. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama +8.5
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