Arkansas at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Arkansas Razorbacks head to Scottrade Center to take on the Florida Gators on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 3.5 point favorites.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 82.0 points per contest while giving up 75.7 per game. Florida has an overall mark of 20-11. They are averaging 76.2 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 17-14 against the over/under this year
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Florida Gators are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
03/08/18 G C.J. Jones Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs South Carolina
03/06/18 F Dustin Thomas Dismissed is out for season
Key Florida Gators Injuries
03/06/18 F Dontay Bassett Concussion is questionable Friday vs
02/20/18 C John Egbunu Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/18 F Isaiah Stokes ACL is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Chase Johnson Concussion is out indefinitely
Jaylen Barford averages 17.9 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Daryl Macon averages 17.1 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jalen Hudson scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 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 68%. Egor Koulechov averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 82.0 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 14th in Division 1. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 322nd with 11.1 per game. The Razorbacks allow 75.7 points per contest, which is 265th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 163rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 245th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 192nd place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 106th in the country with 76.2 points per contest this season. They are 247th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 67th in Division 1. They are 176th in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 228th in assists per game with 13.0. The Gators are 345th in turnovers per contest with 9.9. The Gators give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 108th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 53rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 285th with 37.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Gators are 257th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Razorbacks are 35th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 217th. In terms of pace they are 65th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 46th. As a team they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 299th in Division 1. Arkansas is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 140th in the nation.
Florida is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 77th in Division 1. The Gators are 95th in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 70th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 190th. As a unit they are 181st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 113th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arkansas +3.5
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